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Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is currently seeking submissions for virtual poster presentations for their 25th San Diego International Virtual Summit. Topics such as innovative programming, research, literature reviews, etc. provide several pathways by which one’s CAST program may be showcased alongside the work being done by CAST faculty and students. Feel free to contact us if there’s anything
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.
Search and Rescue Groups: Search, Rescue, and Recover Resources of Minnesota (SRRRMN), Midwest Technical Rescue Training Associates (MTRTA), Emergency Support Services (ESS)
Join Pete Singer, co-founder of Care in Action Minnesota, as he discusses trauma informed care in schools. This webinar will be held April 22 from 3:30-6:30PM CT. The focus of this training will be 1) an understanding of six principles of trauma-informed care and 2) Individual and organizational responses to secondary traumatic stress.
Throughout our state, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) works diligently to contribute to a safer Minnesota.
United Legacy is a Minnesota based Nonprofit organization that offers a no cost missing person search management service.
We, our family and friends, are not unfamiliar with some of the dynamics of the crisis our nation is facing. There is tremendous fear, and it is taking way too long to solve, or turn things around. Living with fear and unknowns for nearly 27 years, we managed to find ways to cope. Maybe some of our coping strategies will be helpful to you…
JWRC Director Alison presents Under a Watchful Eye: Prevention Education for Youth Serving Organizations to MN Theater Alliance members.
Child Protector assists Children’s Protective Services, law enforcement, attorneys and medical personnel when evaluating children who may have been physically abused. The free app was developed by Children’s Mercy and the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio) through Children’s Justice Act Funding from Texas and Missouri.
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys (as we fondly call “GSRV,” “River Valleys,” or “council”) is one of 111 Girl Scout councils in the United States. We operate as Girl Scouts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We serve 28,000 girls in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and a single (yet important!) county in Iowa. Our work is supported by more
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
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
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.
These webinars are excellent resources for learning from experts in the field on best-practices and current topics in child maltreatment
Zero Abuse Project would like to congratulate Dr. Pearl Berman on the release of her new textbook entitled “Violence Across the Lifespan.” Dr. Pearl Berman is a Full Professor, the Chair of the Psychology Department at Indiana University of PA (IUP), and the President of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV). She has also been a member of
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
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.
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
Organizations will Provide Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse