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Investigating church abuse with GRACE

Watch this TV news segment covering the investigation into clergy sexual abuse from our friends at Godly Response to Abuse in the Chrstian Environment (GRACE), one of the co-sponsors of our Keeping Faith program designed to train those responding to cases of spiritual abuse. Watch here

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CAST Director Incoming NPEIV President-Elect

The National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) and Zero Abuse Project are pleased to announce that CAST Director, Dr. Tyler Counsil, will be the new incoming President-Elect in 2022.  NPEIV has long been a supporter of the CAST movement and the NPEIV Action Teams and experts thereof are continually exploring new horizons by which CAST can flourish and

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Upcoming ACEs Health Champions Gathering: Can Trauma-Informed Care Training Impact Behavioral Health Graduate Students?

Please join Zero Abuse and its affiliates at the Academy on Violence and Abuse for our next ACEs Health Champions Gathering, a two-part series examining early intervention and its potential to mitigate intergenerational trauma. This is a great opportunity for CAST faculty, CAST students, and frontline professionals to learn about an emerging topic.

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CAST Recognized in New Family Violence Publication

A new publication exploring pandemic-related factors associated with predicting family violence and child maltreatment has been released in Frontiers in Psychiatry. The publication highlights CAST learning as a means to help improve educator and frontline professional competencies with respect to actively and consistently screening for indicators of maltreatment. The article is available for download here. If you’re new to learning

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CAST Director Dr. Tyler Counsil on “History. Culture. Trauma.”

On the this episode of the PACEs Connection podcast, “History. Culture. Trauma.” special guest Dr. Tyler Counsil, Zero Abuse Project staff member and Director of Child Advocacy Studies (CAST), discusses how CAST addresses our country’s history and culture of child abuse, and prepares students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the most effective responses.

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Online Behavior and Kids on NBC Affiliate

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Zero Abuse Project and Jacob Wetterling Resource Center contribute to an online seminar and discusses concerning online behaviors our kids are often engaged in, and highlights prevention practices.

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Next ACEs Health Champions Gathering: April 8, 2022

The next AVA and Zero Abuse ACEs Health Champions Gathering will be hosted on April 8, 2022 at 12 PM PT. The topic will focus on the question ‘Can No Hit Zones prevent ACEs and promote Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)?‘ Our presenters will be Dr. Randell Alexander, MD, PhD and Dr. Suzanne Frank, MD. Dr. Alexander is a Professor of

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Child Witnesses Impacted for Decades

When children witness violence, they may endure decades of physical and emotional harm. This dynamic is the focus of a recent article from The Washington Post that includes comments from Victor Vieth, Zero Abuse Project’s Chief Program Officer for Education & Research.

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New Journal for CAST & Frontline Professionals

Zero Abuse Project is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal for CAST-centered and multidisciplinary team (MDT)-derived publications from our colleagues at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). The Journal of Interprofessional Practice with Social Work (JIPSW) “is an open-source, semi-annual peer–reviewed publication that provides an interdisciplinary forum for information exchange spanning the variety of practice settings that incorporate care

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New CAST Resource Available

The Handbook of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan, a project of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan, is now available. This resource delves into current research regarding interpersonal violence, providing a well-rounded look at topics including but not limited to historical context, intervention and treatment, policy discussion and case review.

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CAST Professor Joining WI Court of Appeals

Zero Abuse Project is pleased to announce that Marquette University Law School CAST Professor Lori Kornblum has been appointed by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to the Court of Appeals District II effective in January 2022. We want to congratulate Lori on this professional achievement. All of us at Zero Abuse are forever grateful for her dedication to CAST instruction in WI and

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CAST Cited in U.S. National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents

Zero Abuse Project is pleased to see the number of strong proposals contained in the U.S. National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents. We are particularly excited to see the strong recommendations to improve undergraduate and graduate training of future child protection professionals–a reform we have taken the lead on through our Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) initiative.

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