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Episode 2 - Child Abuse Prevention Month

NRCAC Team Talk

Release Date: 04/15/2019

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Children's Advocacy Centers across the United States produce events and campaigns to raise awareness for their cause. In this episode, we hear from child abuse professionals throughout the northeast region about their Child Abuse Prevention Month Initiatives. Thanks to Olga Starr of New Jersey Children's Alliance, Arianna Weatherley of Day One in Rhode Island, Madeline Bacon of Massachusetts Children's Alliance, and Linda Cleary of the New York State Children's Alliance for joining us!

Mentioned in this episode:

New Jersey Children's Alliance

National Children's Alliance's SHINE Campaign - Facebook, Instagram, Chapter Toolkit, CAC Toolkit or contact Blake Warenik at [email protected]

Day One Sexual Assault Resource Center and Children's Advocacy Center - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Massachusetts Children's Alliance - Facebook

New York State Children's AllianceOne Too Many Campaign

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Have an idea for a future Team Talk guest or topic? We want to hear from you! Email your suggestions to Tony DeVincenzo at [email protected].

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Disclaimer: This project was sponsored by NRCAC from Grant Award Number 2016-CI-FX-K003 and CFDA #16.758 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice. This project was sponsored by NRCAC from Grant Award Number 2016-CI-FX-K003 and CFDA #16.758 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice.