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Is a verbal authorization for release from a client ok, or should it only be used in situations where necessary (like client needed assistance immediately from another org. and she could not make it to you...
Amy
04/23/2008
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Due to the advancements in DNA technology (Y-STR Testing) has there been any procedural changes in evidence collection (Sexual Assault Kits) such as collecting vaginal swabs when there is an allegation of ...
Channell
04/23/2008
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I am looking for suggestions about how to do safety planning with different age groups - basically we are looking at family violence situations.
Tracey Makokis
09/27/2007
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Tanya
01/28/2008
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Tracy
11/06/2007
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Child sexual abuse discussions are vitally important, yet we need to continually remind ourselves WHO the vast majority of perpetrators are and therefore what's most effective to prevent the problem. Appr...
Nancy Sabin
05/24/2007
arrow icon What is most effective to prevent child sexual abuse is to f...
R. Johansen PhD
11/08/2007
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I am working on a statewide DV Fatality Review Commission and we were wondering if any concrete research has been done on the effects of DV related homicides on the children who are left behind. If so, can...
Shea Donato
10/19/2006
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Becky
08/22/2007
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What long-term reserach is being done with victims of child violence and depression or substance abuse?
Willetta Wilson
10/18/2006
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Hi all! I am interested in developing a program in my community for victims of crime. Do any of you have any suggestions for me? I greatly appreciate every one!!
Rachel
05/31/2006
arrow icon What state do you live in? There are many, many state and n...
Shannon Ozzella
08/28/2008
arrow icon Are you looking at starting a non-profit program? Does your...
Cassie
04/16/2008
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Kathy Mcl
11/26/2007
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How do you differentiate between male and female child victims of physical abuse? In other words, what are the distinguishing characteristics, which would help in identifying developmental and academic de...
Bonnie Pipher
05/23/2006
arrow icon The distinguishing characteristics are that the child is reb...
Darlene M.
05/24/2006
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What is being done to actively show children what can happen when they participate in online chat rooms? IS there anything that really touches these kids? I spoke to several children the other day, and t...
Melody
05/02/2006
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Molly Schultz
06/27/2007
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As a Victim Specialist, I work with more adults than Children but recently have taken on more child clientel. What type of interview/resource techniques do you believe work best with children?
Tanya Tuffs
02/08/2006
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Cassie
04/16/2008
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We are seeing more cases of infant mortality due to suffication/crushing of infants that sleep with parents who are "passed out" due to the effects on a 3 to 10 day run on methamphetamine...
Don Shaver
10/10/2005
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Does anyone know of any scholarships for college available for child sexual abuse victims?
Kim Fiser
09/21/2005
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kidadvocates
10/13/2005
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I live on an Indian Reservation with very limited resources for child victims. I have been an advocate for 10 years and am planning on starting a non-profit advocacy service. Do Child Advocacy Centers op...
Pauletta
05/25/2005
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Becky
08/22/2007
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Alison C.
06/16/2006
arrow icon Can you please forward that info? Thanks so much. Right no...
Pauletta
02/09/2006
arrow icon I work with the CAC in Pierre, SD. Formerly on the Rosebud ...
Tanya Tuffs
02/08/2006
arrow icon We currently have two full members of NCA that are tribal ba...
NChandler
05/26/2005
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Diane Payne
05/26/2005
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It doesn't seem that we have an effective Child/Sex Crime Legislation, Laws, or Judical enforcement of such crimes Nation-wide. The recent cases in FL. should point this out very well. The judge there ha...
Jerry Griffin
05/25/2005
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Kim Huseman
06/14/2006
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Kim Huseman
06/12/2006
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NChandler
05/26/2005
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There is much discussion as to the problem of tracking known sexual offenders, exspecially since the Jessica Lundsford case in Florida and the bill to use ankle bracelets for that purpose. What is your sta...
Julia Sieben
05/25/2005
arrow icon So what can Americans do to get National laws in place to tr...
Erin Farrell
03/06/2006
arrow icon Usually the use of an ankle bracelet only informs the suprvi...
Joe Lanzafama
01/27/2006
arrow icon Ankle Bracelets are better than what is being done now. Als...
Dana Johnson
07/05/2005
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Ret Ahimsa
05/25/2005
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We have been reviewing cases for 8 years and are in the process of starting a CAC and working on protocols. Is there any recommendation from NCA regarding important information to be included in case file...
Barbara
05/25/2005
arrow icon Please don't forget about Child ID Theft. To read more go to...
Linda Foley
08/29/2005
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NChandler
05/26/2005
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As the Children's Advocate in a Sexual Assualt/Domestic Violence Center that covers six counties, what can I do to make sure the childrens needs are being met and that the childrens best interest is being ...
Jennifer Fisher
05/25/2005
arrow icon The best thing you can do for the child is take care of thei...
Mel
06/27/2005
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Ret Ahimsa
05/25/2005
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Nancy, How can we more effectively help our community members in general and our politicians in particular to understand the long-term consequences of abuse on children so they will adequatly fund program...
Patricia Sheffi
05/25/2005
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Barbara Cox
03/23/2006
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I am currently working with a mother of three whose children are abused by their father. They have joint custody. The children break down when it is time to go to dad's. She is being held with contempt ...
Lisa
05/25/2005
arrow icon Why is there not a restaining order against the abuser, why ...
Darlene M.
05/24/2006
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TS
01/27/2006
arrow icon Through my line of work, I have been in similar situations s...
Jan
10/12/2005
arrow icon I was wondering what the status of this case is. Have you t...
T. Hood
10/12/2005
arrow icon THis is a case where I would also look for child id theft by...
Linda Foley
08/29/2005
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Can we talk for a bit about how to ensure that child sexual abuse prevention is assured of getting the kind of attention that a public health epidemic deserves. Recent articles (e.g., the one in Science l...
Pamela Pine
05/25/2005
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Ret Ahimsa
05/25/2005
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Many of us have heard about budget cuts at the federal level that will impact kids. What's the outlook for CAC funding at the national level?
Holly Oehrlein
05/25/2005
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NChandler
05/26/2005
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This is a bit off subject but our office facilitates Restorative Justice Conferences (Neighborhood Accountability Boards) with offenders under the age of 18, victims of crime, and members of the community....
Roger Mercado
05/25/2005
arrow icon I am only familar with Florida (only 11 funded with Juvenile...
Roger Mercado
05/25/2005
arrow icon I don't have one. I like the idea and want to learn more ab...
Ret Ahimsa
05/25/2005
arrow icon We are in Fort Myers, Florida...We just received exciting ne...
Roger Mercado
05/25/2005
arrow icon Do you know how many offices like yours there are?
Ret Ahimsa
05/25/2005
arrow icon Hello, I work as an Outreach Coordinator for a Restorative J...
Heather
05/25/2005
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Getting children to talk and effectively communicate is an issue. I think we should study 'grossology' the terms kids use to talk about the body. Got any?
Ret E Ahimsa
05/25/2005
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Meg
10/16/2006
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05/25/2005
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Nancy, I teach victimology now, but represented many children in neglect/abuse cases before. My question is, how important is a child-friendly environment, complete with child furniture and furnishings? ...
Ruth Kocisko
05/25/2005
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kidadvocates
10/13/2005
arrow icon I would add to Nancy's comment that the interview environmen...
Diane Payne
05/26/2005
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NChandler
05/25/2005
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