CAST Faculty Corner

May 21, 2019

DCFS simulation gives inside look at challenges investigators face

One of the jobs that the Department of Children and Family Services is tasked with is making sure children are safe. In order to do this job, DCFS investigators have to enter the homes of people accused of horrible crimes.
May 11, 2018

Treating Childhood Trauma

In 1850, a Catholic orphanage called St. Aemilian was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take in children whose parents had died in a cholera epidemic. 168 Years later, that same organization -- now known as "SaintA" -- is still finding shelter for thousands of children who need it, often kids who have deep trauma in their young lives, and helps those kids with a revolutionary approach that's spreading across the country.
March 11, 2018

NWACC Gets National Recognition for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

Child abuse cases continue to rise and students at Northwest Arkansas Community College are getting top notch training to bring those numbers down. NWACC is the first community college to get national recognition for it's Children's Advocacy's Studies Program.
February 19, 2018

Star House Opens with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The STAR (Simulation Training and Research) House at Arkansas State University officially opened Monday afternoon with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at its location on 2511 Quapaw Street on campus. The College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Department of Social Work sponsored the event.
February 11, 2018

State Profiles for 50 states and District of Columbia

We’ve made a first pass at gathering highlights of ACEs initiatives in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Within the text, below, are links to the individual posted profiles for each state. If you see corrections or want to make additions, we’d love that. Just add them in the comments section of that individual post. Instructions are at the top of each individual post.