Child USA “Wednesday Data Drop”

Child USA “Wednesday Data Drop”

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Child USA is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to protecting kids and preventing abuse, built on the extraordinary work of two leaders in the field.

Rosenberg says the Center for Hope aims to advance hope, healing, and resilience for those impacted by trauma, abuse, and violence through comprehensive response, treatment, and education.


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Child USA blog and newsletter

Child USA blog and newsletter

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Child USA is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to protecting kids and preventing abuse, built on the extraordinary work of two leaders in the field.


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Prevent Child Abuse America News

Prevent Child Abuse America News

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Evidence shows that children’s early experiences impact them throughout life—positively and negatively. Kids raised in safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments are more likely to enjoy good physical and mental health and succeed academically and socially. Children who grow up happy and healthy also go on to contribute to economic prosperity for everyone. Child abuse and neglect prevention is possible, and below are the crucial issues we address every day:


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Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

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Blog on Darkness to Light stories and updates.


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Welcome to PACEs Connection!

Welcome to PACEs Connection!

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PACEs Connection membership is free and open to the public, we would love to have you join us and become a PACEs Connection member to support our journey to creating a trauma-informed world! Click here to find a list of our communities by location and by interest. Members are welcome to join as many communities as you like, and we encourage you to do so!

PACEs Connection is a social network that supports communities to accelerate the global PACEs science movement, to recognize the impact of positive & adverse childhood experiences (PACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and to promote trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and to develop resilience instead of traumatizing already traumatized people.

PACEs Connection members include people living in rural, suburban, and urban areas and from a variety of different backgrounds, including health, education, criminal justice, social services, business, community activism, civic, and faith-based fields.


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Healthcare Company Working to Break Baltimore’s Cycle of Violence

Healthcare Company Working to Break Baltimore’s Cycle of Violence

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LifeBridge Health is responding to the growing presence of violence in Baltimore.

Their Center for Hope offers integrated programs and services designed to break the cycle of violence and its lifelong impact for victims of all races, ethnicities and religions.

“We recognize the fact that violence is a public health issue,” said Adam Rosenberg, the Vice President of Violence Intervention and Prevention at LifeBridge Health and the Executive Director of the Center for Hope. “Back in 2019, we brought together our various violence intervention programs, the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, our DOVE domestic violence program, our Safe Streets site, and we’ve put it under one comprehensive violence intervention program called the Center for Hope.”

Rosenberg says the Center for Hope aims to advance hope, healing, and resilience for those impacted by trauma, abuse, and violence through comprehensive response, treatment, and education.


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WHO Appoints Official to Help Prevent Sexual Abuse by Staff

WHO Appoints Official to Help Prevent Sexual Abuse by Staff

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The World Health Organization has appointed a new official to address the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, following revelations that staffers allegedly traded jobs for sex during a deployment to Congo to fight an Ebola outbreak, the U.N. agency said Friday.

Dr. Gaya Gamhewage, a 20-year WHO veteran, will seek to streamline and improve internal efforts to fight sexual misconduct. The issue has particular implications for an agency whose job is to protect the health of the world’s most vulnerable people.


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Ten Sexual Abuse Prevention Essentials for Summer Camps and Programs

Ten Sexual Abuse Prevention Essentials for Summer Camps and Programs

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The risk of childhood sexual abuse is real. Here are some sobering statistics:

  • One in four girls and one in 13 boys experience sexual abuse at some point in childhood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Ninety-one percent of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone the child or the child’s family knows.

Given the thousands of children sexually abused each year, abuse prevention for youth-serving organizations is of paramount importance. As schools, nonprofit organizations and houses of worship open their doors for in-person summer camps and programming, Church Mutual recommends these 10 essentials of sexual abuse prevention:


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CEO Embarks on 3,000-Mile Cross-Country Cycle to End the Cycle of Child Abuse

CEO Embarks on 3,000-Mile Cross-Country Cycle to End the Cycle of Child Abuse

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Tim Markison, lawyer, inventor and golf shoe company founder and CEO, has planned a cross-country bicycle ride this fall to increase awareness of child abuse prevention and to promote healing for those who were victims of abuse. He will kick off the 3,000-mile ride in San Diego on September 29 and will end the trip in Jacksonville, Fla. in early November. The cross-country route also includes stops in PhoenixAustin, TexasBaton Rouge, La. and Tallahassee, Fla.

Markison and his team at Athalonz, a leading golf shoe technology company, have launched the Interwoven Circles Foundation with the hopes to raise $1 million from the cross-country bicycle ride. All monies donated will be provided to non-profit organizations that focus on child abuse prevention and/or healing the wounds of child abuse.


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Together to #ENDviolence: Leaders’ Statement. Six game-changing actions to End Violence Against Children

Together to #ENDviolence: Leaders’ Statement. Six game-changing actions to End Violence Against Children

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One billion children experience violence and abuse every year. That shocking figure has risen even higher during the COVID-19 pandemic. Violence prevention and response services have been disrupted for 1.8 billion children living in more than 100 countries. 1.5 billion young people affected by school closures lost the protection and support that schools often provide.

Measures to contain the virus, along with economic hardship and family stress, have combined to create ‘perfect storm’ conditions for children vulnerable to observing or experiencing physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Despite the benefits of digital connectivity, a life lived more online for learning, socialising and gaming has significantly increased children’s exposure to those who wish to harm them.

Today, we stand at a critical moment for the world’s children. Unless we act now and with urgency, we risk losing a generation of children to the long-term impacts of violence and abuse that will undermine child safety, health, learning and development long after the pandemic subsides. We cannot let that happen.


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