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  • General Material
January 2012

Clergy Communications and Clergy as Mandatory Reporters

This report gives a state-by-state accounting of when clergy are mandated reporters of child maltreatment.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
December 2011

Immigration Relief for Vulnerable Populations: Human Trafficking, Crime Victims, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

This webinar recording focuses on immigration relief for vulnerable populations, offering great remedies for victims of violence such as the T-nonimmigrant status for victims of Human Trafficking, the U-nonimmigrant status for victims of crimes, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) relief for domestic violence victims, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) for child abuse, abandonment and neglect victims.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
November 2011

Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Who Have Been Exposed to Domestic Violence: Promising Practices & Lessons Learned

Author(s): Anne Menard, Kenya Fairley, Jackie List Warrilow, Nancy Durborow
This Guide showcases the nine demonstration projects funded by the FVPSA Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through Stamp Out Family Violence Act of 2001, focusing on their goals, collaborative partnerships, experiences, challenges, and successes. These Demonstration of Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence sites expanded the fieldÕs understanding of the varied ways in which children, youth and families experiencing domestic violence can be identified and provided essential services and supports.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
  • General Material
July 2011

Emerging Responses to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Author(s): Jeffrey L. Edleson, Barbara Nissley
This document reviews the new research, policies, and programs focused on children who have witnessed adult domestic violence. It argues that the diversity of children’s experiences requires equally diverse responses from those who serve them.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2011

Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking

This handbook provides policies, protocols and forms for incorporating child trafficking identification and response mechanisms into state and private child welfare systems using Illinois as a case study.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2011

Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals

This fact sheet provides a concise overview of secondary traumatic stress and its potential impact on child-serving professionals. It also outlines options for assessment, prevention, and interventions relevant to secondary stress, and describes the elements necessary for transforming child-serving organizations and agencies into systems that also support worker resiliency.
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  • General Material
December 2010

Addressing Domestic Violence, Child Safety and Well-being: Collaborative Strategies for California Families

Author(s): Anne Rosewater, Kathy Moore
This report is designed to identify the progress that has been achieved in California over the past decade and make policy recommendations for the state that will not only improve responses to the families affected by domestic violence but begin to put in place strategies for prevention.
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  • General Material
August 2010

Early Childhood Trauma

This resource provides information about symptoms and protective factors for young children who have been exposed to trauma.
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  • General Material
March 2010

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Fact Sheet

This fact sheet defines commercial sexual exploitation of children. It also discusses how children become victims, barriers victims face, statistics, and indicators for exploitation. Contact information for both the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center are included at the bottom of the page.
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  • General Material
January 2010

Adolescent Girls in the Minnesota Sex Trade: Tracking Study Results for February to November 2010

This report details the results of several statewide studies of commercial sexual exploitation of female children in the United States. The results indicate a significant number of girls under age 18 are involved in the sex trade, with rates varying state-by-state. The results are part of a multiyear quarterly tracking study.
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  • General Material
January 2010

Building Resilience: The Power to Cope With Adversity

Author(s): William R. Beardslee, Mary Watson Avery, Catherine C. Ayoub, Caroline L. Watts, Patricia Lester
This resource provides a synopsis of resiliency capabilities within the individual child, family, care-giving, and community levels. It states children who have grown up in challenging environments are still capable of engaging in age-appropriate activities, relating to others, and understanding their family life.
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  • General Material
January 2010

Battered Mothers Involved with Child Protective Services: Learning from Immigrant, Refugee, and Indigenous Womens Experiences

Author(s): V. Pualani Enos
This report presents voices of immigrant, refugee, and indigenous women survivors on their experiences with the Child Protective Services. The report aims to inform and enhance the child protective services system.