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Child protection

National Military and CAC Partnership Program

National Children's Alliance is the nonprofit membership organization and accrediting body for the nation's children's advocacy centers (CACs). A CAC is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable. This project will support a national program for CAC and military collaborations that...

Building the Capacity of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs to Train Child Protection Personnel

Zero Abuse will survey frontline professionals, child advocacy center (CAC) leadership, and academic faculty to update its current Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program plan and course content. Zero Abuse also will develop six CAST toolkits tailored for undergraduate and graduate CAST courses to allow schools to provide education that leads to more qualified graduates being hired into child-serving, child protection-centered professions. Zero Abuse also will...