Screening for Teen Dating Violence

Stepping in for a teen at the early stages of dating when there is perceived unhealthy or violent behavior can prevent re-victimization and equip teens with the knowledge of what a healthy relationship is and is not. For adolescents at this pivotal age, health care professionals can be an important player in the recognition and treatment of abuse. In this post, we will explore the screening of teen dating violence for health care professionals as it is outlined in our Intimate Partner Violence textbook.Read More »

Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking

“. . . the injustice of modern slavery and human trafficking still tears at our social fabric. During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we resolve to shine a light on every dark corner where human trafficking still threatens the basic rights and freedoms of others.”   -Presidential Proclamation, 2016

Although it seems like human trafficking and sex tourism should not exist in this day and age, it is still a very prevalent issue across the world. In response to Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we want to share an overview on how to identify and respond to human trafficking, which is available in our Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference.

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March 18th is Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

Thanks to the NWG Network’s efforts to spread awareness, social media is showing support today by sharing information about Child Sexual Exploitation.  Declaring March 18th Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, the UK-based Network has inspired many to post facts about CSE on social media, and write messages on their hands and post them using the hashtag #HelpingHands along with a message about CSE.  Read More »

Charles Wilson to Speak at Child Protection Summit

Among the many incredible presenters expected at the 2015 Child Protection Summit where we will be exhibiting this week is Charles Wilson, the accomplished Executive Director of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families.  The Chadwick Center is one of the largest child advocacy and trauma treatment centers in the country, and its multidisciplinary approach involves doctors, nurses, social workers, and people from a variety of disciplines to contribute to the welfare of children.Read More »