Media & Press

February 11, 2020

11 for Jacob – The Beginning of A Movement

The answer to the question of what happened to Jacob Wetterling came in September of 2016. It was not the answer that we wanted. What happened to Jacob was and is completely unfair. One spark that came out of that dark and grief filled time was a movement for the people of Minnesota and beyond to move forward in hope and positivity, living life […]
February 10, 2020

Family-Friendly Valentines based on the #11forJacob Movement

Family-friendly Valentines based on the #11forJacob Movement. Download and print your own to give to family and friends to share our message of hope and positivity! Be Kind Be Positive Be Joyful Be Thankful Be Understanding Be Gentle Be a Good Friend Be Fair Be a Good Sport Be Generous Be Honest
February 1, 2020

A Letter from Patty Wetterling

Welcome to the beginning of our yearlong journey to honor 30 years of Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Over the course of the next 11 months, we will use Jacob's 11 positive traits as our guide to acknowledge and celebrate the partners and communities of people that have made JWRC what it is today.
January 31, 2020

Talk About Touches

Does your profession provide opportunities to talk to children about abuse prevention? This short overview for professionals (health care, law enforcement, etc.) provides tools and vocabulary to talk about touches.
January 31, 2020

Reporting without Revictimizing: Media as a Partner in Prevention

Is it possible for news stories to be reported accurately without re-victimizing crime survivors? Can we get media partners enthused about prevention? The media can serve as a way to get hopeful messages into the mainstream or can perpetuate old myths. This session begins the conversation about engaging media allies as one prevention strategy.
January 31, 2020

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection Educational Webinar Series

These webinars are excellent resources for learning from experts in the field on best-practices and current topics in child maltreatment
January 21, 2020

JWRC 30th Anniversary – Timeline

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JACOB WETTERLING RESOURCE CENTER 1989 Jacob Wetterling abducted 1990 Friends of Jacob founded by Jerry and Patty Wetterling and friends. Name changed to Jacob Wetterling Foundation, hosts first national conference for families of abducted children, Law Enforcement, and volunteers. Jacob Wetterling Act passed. 6 Million missing persons flyers and brochures distributed. Jerry Wetterling begins annual Trek fundraiser for JWF. This Trek […]
January 21, 2020

Textbook edited by CAST professor Dr. Michele Knox now available

This textbook provides research-based advice about common childhood and adolescent problems that are addressed at a clinician/doctor visit, such as: media use and screen time, educational issues and finding the right school, tantrums and behavior problems, sleep problems, potty training, overweight/obesity, discipline and punishment, typical and atypical sexual behaviors, bullying, and working with parents. It has a great chapter on sexual behaviors that helps professionals and parents understand why and when to be concerned about abuse, as well as chapters on physical punishment, identifying and reporting abuse and neglect (based on her CAST curriculum), and positive parenting, among many other topics.
January 16, 2020

CAST Professor Creates Blog to Highlight Maltreatment Topics

CAST Professor Dr. Pearl Berman has created a blog to: Humanize the face of an abusive parent; Highlight the resources that are currently available and how they can help; Emphasize resources that are still needed; Build grassroots support for educational and social services that could be of benefit; Address interpersonal violence. This blog can serve as an excellent supplemental resource for CAST coursework. The […]
January 14, 2020

Zero Abuse Project and American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Awarded $2.4 Million in Federal Funding

Organizations will Provide Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse