Posts by Amanda Jarrett

Sexual abuse prevention training available for adults

Huntsville, AL – The National Children’s Advocacy Center is offering a sexual abuse prevention training course for adults at the end of April. The Stewards of Children® training class will take place Thursday, April 25 from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm at the National Children’s Advocacy Center campus on Pratt Avenue. This training is appropriate for any…

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Secondary Traumatic Stress video series

We Want to Hear from You! Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (SRCAC), a program of the NCAC, is developing a video series on the potentially negative impacts of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and vicarious trauma (VT) on individuals and supervisors who work in the field of child abuse. The series will feature interviews with experts…

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2019 Community Superheroes Nominations Are Open

Huntsville, AL – Nominations are now open for the National Children’s Advocacy Center Community Superheroes award. This award spotlights individuals going above and beyond to make a difference in our community. Areas of service include education, military, community advocacy, and the medical field. Nominees must be 21 years or older, a resident of Madison County,…

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Françoise Mathieu signs on as keynote presenter for the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse

Huntsville, AL – Françoise Mathieu, Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Co-Executive Director of TEND, will present the keynote address this spring at the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse. This session will take a deep dive into the issues of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma experienced by so many in the child maltreatment field. Mathieu…

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NCAC Training Center announces training dates for 2019

Huntsville, AL – The NCAC Training Center is announcing dates and locations for open registration trainings in 2019. These classes will take place at the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, AL; Kiawah Island, SC; Santa Fe, NM; and Burlington, VT. Registration for these trainings will be announced soon. The NCAC Training Center will offer…

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Apply Now! Scholarship applications are now being accepted for Symposium

Huntsville, AL – Individuals and Multidisciplinary Teams can now apply for scholarships to attend the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse. The deadline for applications is November 28, 2018. Scholarships include admission to Symposium, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, refreshment breaks, hospitality and networking events, and transportation between official hotels and Symposium venues. Travel to Huntsville, Alabama and lodging are not…

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Registration open for the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse

Huntsville, AL – Registration is now open for the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse. The Symposium will take place March 18-21, 2019 in Huntsville, AL. A discounted rate is available to those who register before January 18, 2019. Registration includes transportation to and from the Symposium venue from partner hotels. This year’s keynote address will…

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NCAC Executive Director to serve on advisory board for victim assistance

Huntsville, AL – National Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Chris Newlin, MS, LPC, has been selected to serve on the State Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA) Resource Center’s National Advisory Board. The SVAA Resource Center provides national training and technical assistance to support SVAAs across the country. The Office for Victims of Crime created the SVAA Resource…

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NCAC’s CALiO showcased at international conference

Jacksonville, FL — Muriel Wells, Digital Information Librarian for the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s Training Center, met with hundreds of child abuse professionals at the annual National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) conference in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to exhibiting at the conference, Wells also provided attendees with a live demonstration of the Child Abuse Library…

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National Children’s Advocacy Center embarks on new training initiative in Latin America

Huntsville, Alabama – The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) Training Center has partnered with UNICEF Ecuador to provide expert training for psychologists, prosecutors and judges working with child abuse victims in Ecuador. In July and August, 43 psychologists in Quito, Ecuador attended Forensic Interviewing of Children Training led by Linda Cordisco Steele, M.Ed., LPC who…

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