Zero Abuse Project Team

June 30, 2020

September 29 – October 2, 2020 – ChildFirst® National Course

ChildFirst® is an intensive five-day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct a competent, investigative interview of a child abuse victim using the ChildFirst® Protocol.
June 10, 2020

July 8, 2020 – Your FIRST Response to Alleged Child Abuse

First-responders will learn the tools and practical skills to better communicate with a child during the initial outcry of maltreatment, and to effectively and accurately report any form of maltreatment to authorities.
June 9, 2020

July 27-28 Basic Course, July 29 Advanced Course – Keeping Faith – Upcoming Training Sessions

This course empowers faith communities to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Included are discussions detailing the impact of child abuse on a victim's sense of spirituality and offering concrete suggestions for working with medical and mental health professionals to assist a child in coping with maltreatment.
June 1, 2020

CAST Collaboration with APSAC

Zero Abuse Project, through the Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the New York Foundling.
May 12, 2020

August 26-27, 2020 Mornings – Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma- Informed Care Training

Studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events can have a lasting, negative impact on a person’s health and well-being. This established training is designed to help you develop the unique skillset needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events.
May 6, 2020

CAST Connections

We’d like to congratulate our CAST colleagues Dr. Jennifer Parker and Stacey Olson on being featured in the University of South Carolina Upstate’s 50th Anniversary news segment. Coverage includes interviews with Dr. Parker and Zero Abuse Project’s Founder and Senior Director Victor Vieth, both of whom participate in the From Crime Scene to Trial training which utilizes the center’s mock house and mock courtroom. The CAST program and […]
May 4, 2020

Conducting and Defending a Pandemic-Era Forensic Interview

As the COVID-19 pandemic produces quarantines, school closures, and limited interactions between children and mandated reporters, prosecutors and other members of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) will likely be confronted with two challenges.
May 1, 2020

GiveAtHomeMN: Your Support is Needed!

Thank you for taking a moment to read this message. Together, we are experiencing a challenge that we have never faced before, and we understand the value of your time.
April 29, 2020

Minnesota Professional Partner Organizations: Search Rescue and Recovery Resources of MN

Search and Rescue Groups: Search, Rescue, and Recover Resources of Minnesota (SRRRMN), Midwest Technical Rescue Training Associates (MTRTA), Emergency Support Services (ESS)
April 15, 2020

Minnesota Professional Partner Organizations: MN Department of Corrections

Throughout our state, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) works diligently to contribute to a safer Minnesota.