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June 9, 2020

CPTA article is now published in the Journal of Public Child Welfare

In addition to providing simulation training in its CAST program, UIS provides additional simulation training to child protection professionals in the field through its Child Protection Training Academy. This publication serves as both a testament to what CAST can do and how it can grow into new venues to better those already working in child-serving career paths.
June 1, 2020

CAST Collaboration with APSAC

Zero Abuse Project, through the Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the New York Foundling.
May 4, 2020

Conducting and Defending a Pandemic-Era Forensic Interview

As the COVID-19 pandemic produces quarantines, school closures, and limited interactions between children and mandated reporters, prosecutors and other members of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) will likely be confronted with two challenges.
May 1, 2020

GiveAtHomeMN: Your Support is Needed!

Thank you for taking a moment to read this message. Together, we are experiencing a challenge that we have never faced before, and we understand the value of your time.
April 6, 2020

Responding to Child Abuse During a Pandemic: 25 Tips for MDTs

Many child protection professionals believe child abuse is likely to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic because most abusers are parents or siblings who now have more complete access to the child victim.
April 1, 2020

Minnesota Professional Partner Organizations: United Legacy

United Legacy is a Minnesota based Nonprofit organization that offers a no cost missing person search management service.
March 27, 2020

Destination Imagination (DI) Partnership

Destination Imagination (DI) is a global educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders, and creative problem solvers.
March 17, 2020

Youth Serving Organization, Minnesota Theater Alliance

JWRC Director Alison presents Under a Watchful Eye: Prevention Education for Youth Serving Organizations to MN Theater Alliance members.
March 5, 2020

30 Year Anniversary: March – Be Kind- Youth Serving Organizations

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 than 9,000 volunteers. Girl […]
January 26, 2020

IUP CAST Professor Releases New Textbook

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 the National Committee to […]