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Confidentiality and Information Sharing Issues for Domestic Violence Advocates Working with Child Protection and Juvenile Court System

Author(s): Jill Davies
This paper presents information about three laws related to information sharing: confidentiality, privileged communications, and mandated reporting. It includes information on making decisions on how to handle and use information about child abuse.
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Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet and the Communications Decency Act

This issue brief provides information on the Communications Decency Act (CDA) - its immunity provisions, exceptions, and historical legal challenges - and the Tech Communitys self-regulation. Includes recommendations including the open request for the tech community collaboration to combat the issue of child exploitation and trafficking on the Internet.
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Female Genital Mutilation in the U. S. Factsheet

This factsheet gives a brief overview of federal laws against FGM in the United States and also lists state laws against FGM.
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Bought and Sold: Helping Young People Escape From Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Brochure explaining the impact of commercial sexual exploitation on young people. Outlined information includes: which youth are more at risk to be victimized, activities that be considered as or lead to commercial exploitation of youth, signs of sexual exploitation, the needs of victims of sexual exploitation, when and who to share information and resources for service providers and victims.
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Change a Life Program

This online program helps to build skills and offers tools to any individual that wishes to help children experiencing domestic violence on their path to healing and thriving.
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The 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children

The 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children is an introductory guide to help adults protect children from sexual abuse. Using an evidence-informed approach, these guidelines provide simple and practical actions you can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
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Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game

This interactive online game explores how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges.
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The Indian Child Welfare Act: A National Law Controlling the Welfare of Indigenous Children

Author(s): Tonya Gonnella Frichner
The affect of the situation to indigenous nations, who were losing children by the thousands, was essentially cultural genocide. Exposure of the problem and its causes imposed strong pressure on the United States government to address native child welfare law.
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Responding to Disclosures of Abuse

This document provides guidance to advocates planning and hosting awareness or educational events on how to respond to disclosures of abuse by teens.
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InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development

This edition of the InBrief series addresses basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, which help illustrate why child development, particularly from birth to five years, is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.
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Using Policies to Promote Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: An interview with Alisa Klein

Author(s): Ali Mailen Perrotto
In this podcast, the advocate consultant of the Applied Research Paper titled Using Policies to Promote Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What is Working? shares her thoughts on the research, trends, and recommendations discussed in the document.
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Lessons Learned: A Report on the St. Clair County Family to Family Advocacy for Non Offending Parents Pilot Project

This document reviews the project, initial barriers, statewide advocacy, and training leading to the implementation of a statewide protocol and best practices guide for domestic violence victim advocates and legal aid attorneys working with the child welfare system within the Team Decision Making (TDM) structure and process.