News

July 21, 2020

Textbook Published Featuring Experts from Zero Abuse Project

Several experts at Zero Abuse Project have authored chapters within the textbook, including Director of Education and Research Victor Vieth, who served as an Editor in Chief. Numerous chapters focus on child maltreatment and child welfare, and the book’s emphasis on violence across the lifespan allows for a great resource for CAAST (Child and Adult Advocacy Studies) programs, as well. This publication could be […]
June 30, 2020

September 29 – October 2, 2020 – ChildFirst® National Course

ChildFirst® is an intensive five-day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct a competent, investigative interview of a child abuse victim using the ChildFirst® Protocol.
June 10, 2020

July 8, 2020 – Your FIRST Response to Alleged Child Abuse

First-responders will learn the tools and practical skills to better communicate with a child during the initial outcry of maltreatment, and to effectively and accurately report any form of maltreatment to authorities.
June 9, 2020

July 27-28 Basic Course, July 29 Advanced Course – Keeping Faith – Upcoming Training Sessions

This course empowers faith communities to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Included are discussions detailing the impact of child abuse on a victim's sense of spirituality and offering concrete suggestions for working with medical and mental health professionals to assist a child in coping with maltreatment.
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 4, 2020

WCUCOM 3rd in Nation for Primary Care

One of our CAST medical schools, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was ranked #3 by U.S. News & World Report for producing the highest percentage of primary care residents. Congrats, WCUCOM!
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 20, 2020

25th San Diego International Virtual Summit Call for Posters

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 can do to […]
May 20, 2020

New On-Demand trainings added!

All previous Wednesday Workshops and many more informational webinars covering a wide range of topics in child abuse prevention, education, and intervention are now available in our On-Demand Video Library.
May 12, 2020

August 26-27, 2020 Mornings – Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma- Informed Care Training

Studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events can have a lasting, negative impact on a person’s health and well-being. This established training is designed to help you develop the unique skillset needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events.