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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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Exigency and Encrypted Cloud Accounts (Part 2)

This article provides 7 advanced strategies for prosecutors, as well as guidance for dealing with cloud providers and other stakeholders. Zero Abuse Project developed this article to serve as a reference for prosecutors and investigators facing challenges when working cases involving remotely stored data.

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Exigency and Encrypted Cloud Accounts (Part 1)

This article provides 8 introductory considerations for prosecutors, and addresses the complexity and challenges faced when working cases involving remotely stored and encrypted data. It also explores investigative procedures and legal process best practices when obtaining electronic evidence.

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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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Child Victims with Disabilities: A Guide for Prosecutors

Prosecutors handling cases involving children with disabilities must be prepared to serve and advocate for individual child victims’ unique physical, cognitive, and/or emotional needs. This guide will address each of these components of the prosecution, and conclude with sample motions to implement recommendations.

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Judge, Jury…Service Provider?

Even though signed search warrants are legally binding court orders, Big Tech still may not comply. This guide acknowledges common privacy concerns that make data more difficult for the government to obtain, and lays out six strategies for prosecutors confronting objections from electronic service providers.

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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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