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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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Chris Newlin and Scott Modell, Ph.D., recently conducted three days of training for professionals seeking to support and protect children. On Wednesday, June 1 and 2, Chris and Scott presented to approximately 180 professionals from the Icelandic Diagnostic Center, Multidisciplinary Team Member organizations, disability advocates, and the Barnahus (CAC). Day one training – scott and…

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Local Service. Global Leadership. NCAC continues to expand its presence in the international area of child maltreatment. The OIOS Investigation Division (Office of Internal Oversight Services) is the internal oversight body of the United Nations, hosted a course of forensic interviewing of minors on May 10-12, 2016. This was the first step in the development…

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The Redstone Arsenal’s Childwise Program recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new location.  Childwise Play Mornings, under Army Community Service, are offered twice a week to the Redstone Community and are led by employees of the National Children’s Advocacy Center. The program is open to any parents or grandparents with…

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In This Issue In May, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin, conducted a Child Protection Investigation Team (CPIT) Training at the Memphis, TN Child Advocacy Center. Chris also attended the Missing Children’s Day Ceremony hosted by the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. The new Attorney General Loretta Lynch provided moving remarks during this event, committing…

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In April, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin, presented “The Potential for the Children’s Advocacy Center/Multidisciplinary Team Process to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities in Families Known to the Child Protective Services System,” with Teresa Huizar at the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities meeting in Memphis, TN. Chris then attended the Multidisciplinary…

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n March, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin, presented “Enhancing the MDT Response to Child Abuse,” and, “Recent Research Affecting Child Abuse Investigations,” at the Protecting Delaware’s Children Conference in Dover, DE. Chris then headed to Washington DC to participate in the National Protocol for Pediatric Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Work Group Meeting. Chris also…

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In January, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin, met with Arkansas Children’s Hospital Teams for Children at Risk to develop a Business Plan for co-location of hospital services and Little Rock Child Protection Center (CAC), in a new facility to be constructed on ACH Campus. Chris also traveled to Fayetteville, NC to provide training regarding opportunities…

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In This Issue 31st International Symposium on Child Abuse, NCAC Off-Site, Open-Registration Trainings, Rapport in Child Forensic Interviews, Social and Cognitive Factors Associated with Children’s Secret-Keeping for a Parent, Victim Advocacy Training, Six Pillars of Prevention, What’s New in CALiO Click here to view this Newsletter in a new window.

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In December, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin, attended a Subcommittee meeting in Washington, DC of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to discuss the risk associated with poly-victimization and the efficacy of child advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams. Chris also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to conduct a community work session to address…

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