Circle of Protection

September 21st, 2017|Categories: Multidisciplinary Team|

Circle of Protection “Justice – Hope – Healing” Child abuse investigations are handled by both law enforcement and Child Protective Services professionals. Two separate but essential questions must be answered by these two concurrent investigations. As they conduct their investigation, law enforcement officers must [...]

MDTeaming Up against Child Abuse

July 5th, 2017|Categories: Multidisciplinary Team|

Before Children’s Advocacy Centers If your child made an outcry of abuse, wouldn’t you want the investigation, prosecution and intervention services to be handled in a manner sensitive to the needs of your child? Prior to children’s advocacy centers, a child’s outcry of abuse didn’t [...]

Acquaintance Rape: Keeping Your Teen Safe

May 15th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assaults|

What is acquaintance rape? Acquaintance rape is when somebody you know—a boyfriend or girlfriend, a friend, a classmate, or even someone you just met—uses coercion (including drugs or alcohol), violence, or threats to force unwanted oral, vaginal, or anal sex. When this happens in a [...]

They Don’t Belong in a Dumpster!

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Safe Baby Site Project|

Safe Baby Site Project (The Baby Moses Law) They don’t belong in a dumpster. There is help. Learn more about the Baby Moses Law and how to protect our most vulnerable citizens…our children.  My there never be another “(Angel) Baby Doe” in Johnson County. [...]

Child Sexual Abuse and Disabilities

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Children with disabilities|

Societal myths and lack of protection services put sexual abuse victims with disability at an increased risk for ongoing sexual abuse. The disabilities these children face may require the use of crutches or a wheelchair; they may be blind; they may have a speech or [...]

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