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January 16, 2020

CAST Professor Creates Blog to Highlight Maltreatment 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 for CAST coursework. The […]
January 14, 2020

Zero Abuse Project and American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Awarded $2.4 Million in Federal Funding

Organizations will Provide Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse
December 11, 2019

Zero Abuse Project Statement on the Introduction of Legislation in Congress to Address Online Child Sex Abuse Material

Zero Abuse Project today released the following statement from CEO Jeff Dion on legislation introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that would give investigators more time to gather evidence in cases involving online child sexual abuse images.
December 6, 2019

New Research Concludes CAST Students Perform Significantly Better Than Current DSS Workers Already in the Field

A recently published peer reviewed study on Zero Abuse Project’s CAST initiative found that CAST students were performing as well as current DSS workers in the field and, in more complex cases, the CAST students were performing better. We are grateful for Dr. Jennifer Parker and her team at USC Upstate for their leadership in conducting and publishing this study.
December 2, 2019

Joint Statement from Zero Abuse Project and NJCASA on New Civil Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in New Jersey

Zero Abuse Project and New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA), along with experts and advocates, released a joint statement on the new civil statute of limitations for sexual assault in New Jersey.
November 12, 2019

Thousands of Catholic priests were accused of sexual abuse, then what happened? An investigation reveals most have become the priest next door.

As thousands of abuse victims across the U.S. continue to search for justice and closure decades after being molested by some of the most trusted people in their lives, these men have become the priest next door. They live near schools and playgrounds, close to families and children unaware of their backgrounds or the crimes they’ve been accused of. In some cases, they’ve taken on leadership roles in new communities, becoming professors, counselors, friends and mentors to children. Their movements are unchecked by both the government and the Catholic Church in part because laws in many states make it nearly impossible for victims to pursue criminal charges decades after alleged abuse.
October 25, 2019

Statement on Clergy Abuse in Colorado from Survivor of Sexual Abuse Who Successfully Sued Her Catholic Diocese

Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeff Dion today released the following statement regarding Safe Horizon launching a public awareness campaign and PSA series to inform child sex abuse survivors in New York of their new rights under the Child Victims Act.
October 23, 2019

Zero Abuse Project Statement on Colorado Attorney General Special Master’s Report on Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse in the State

Zero Abuse Project CEO Jeff Dion today released the following statement regarding Safe Horizon launching a public awareness campaign and PSA series to inform child sex abuse survivors in New York of their new rights under the Child Victims Act.
October 20, 2019

February 26 – 28, 2020 – Zero Abuse Project Summit 2020

As a leader in the field of child protection, the Zero Abuse Project has developed advanced courses in forensic interviewing, prevention, addressing the needs of maltreated children and reforming undergraduate training of future child protection professionals.
October 19, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

Learn quick and helpful tips, conversation starters, and up-to-date information to ensure everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!