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Beginning Monday, March 22, the National Children’s Advocacy Center will host its first ever virtual conference. In 2020, the NCAC was forced to cancel the in-person International Symposium on Child Abuse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCAC Training Center staff has spent months building an innovative, informative, and most importantly, safe conference. Record attendance is expected…

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When first-time foster mom Julie picked up Benjie, 7, from her DHR social worker, she was pleasantly surprised at what a well-mannered, self-sufficient, and quiet little boy that Benjie seemed to be. Over the next couple of weeks, as she learned more of Benjie’s story, Julie came to understand that Benjie’s behaviors were self-protection –…

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Huntsville, Alabama – The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) saw a 10.3% decline in the number of children interviewed following allegations of abuse in 2020 compared to 2019. This decline is mainly attributed to the initial shutdown in March and April of 2020 when most businesses and schools were closed due to the initial COVID-19…

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Food Assistance Resources Current as of March 18, 2020 This list is for assistance in Madison County (including the cities of Huntsville and Madison). It is current as of March 18, 2020. Availability may change. Please call the food assistance provider before going to the location. Call 211 for food assistance information outside of Madison…

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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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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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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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Written by Sherry Hamby, with assistance from Elizabeth Taylor, Kimberly Mitchell, Lisa Jones, and Chris Newlin Huntsville, AL – The National Children’s Advocacy Center partnered with Life Paths Research Center and the University of New Hampshire to identify and study the psychological strengths that help youth recover from victimization and other adversities. This project was…

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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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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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