May 14, 2018

Swanson case still unsolved

Ten years have gone by and Brandon Swanson is still missing. Reflecting on the last decade, however, those closest to the investigation and search efforts remain hopeful that concrete answers will come someday.
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.
April 14, 2018

‘Amazing Eight’ get national recognition

A Park Rapids woman was among eight sisters, six of them victims of childhood sexual abuse by a family member, recently featured in "People" magazine.
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.
February 1, 2018

Predatory offender community meeting is Feb. 12

A community notification meeting on a level 3 predatory offender moving to Red Wing will be held 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in the lower level of the Red Wing Public Library.
December 6, 2017

Why did Jacob Wetterling’s abduction hit us so hard?

Jerry and Patty Wetterling stand in the middle of their kitchen in St. Joseph, riffling through their notes as they prepare to address the media for the first time since authorities had arrested and named Danny Heinrich as a “person of interest” in their son Jacob’s abduction.
November 8, 2017

Jacob Wetterling Foundation Teaching Elementary Students About Personal Safety

The Legacy of Jacob Wetterling continues to live on with the Jacob Wetterling Foundation’s efforts to promote kids’ personal safety.
October 20, 2017

Running HOME for Jacob 5K

The 2nd Annual Running HOME for Jacob 5K is Saturday, Oct. 21 at Lake Phalen Park. The event supports the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC), an organization dedicated to creating a world where kids can grow up safe.