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A Multidisciplinary Team approach to child abuse

September 2-4, 2020

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"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."

Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

child abuse statistics

According to the U.S. Administration for Children & Families, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2015. That same year, Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country served more than 311,000 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support to these children and their families.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that “The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.” In the wake of recent events, the Children’s Advocacy Centers of MS stands in unity with the National Children's Alliance and other change agents who mourn the death of George Floyd and call for the prioritization of racial justice to further promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our country. In the world of child advocacy and social work, social justice is the fundamental principle that guides our commitment to protect all children and families so that they may have equal access to services, resources, and opportunities regardless of race, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, or religion. Read the National Children's Alliance News letter to see why we believe the events of the past week matter to our kids.
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If you suspect a child is being harmed, make a report - 1-800-222-8000.
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Mississippi is a mandated reporter state. Making a report could save the life of a child. #iProtectChildren
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Free Training - Essential Workers - Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse When: Today, May 21, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/…/regi…/tJwscequrTkpH92_LPyozmzJleL0HMh5JgQU ... See More
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***Please share... The Washington Post reported last month that severe child abuse and child deaths due to abuse have increased since schools have closed, but alarmingly, child abuse reports have declined by over 50% in some areas. 60% of child abuse reports are made by professionals, while less than 20% are made by relatives and neighbors. Teachers, day care providers and counselors who typically make reports are not coming in contact with the children most at risk! That means it’s up to the rest of us to SEE something and SAY something! Mississippi law states we are all mandated reporters of child abuse and all we have to have is a suspicion of abuse to make the report. Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi is offering a free live webinar training for Law Enforcement on child abuse indicators you may see when coming in contact with children. We will also teach you three ways to make a mandated child abuse report. Click on the links below to sign up for the short 30 minute training on how you can make a report! You are invited to a Zoom Training for Law Enforcement Officers When: May 20, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/…/regi…/tJAqdeiurT4sHtWuhdcFsFNj243Km0Utwir5 Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Law Enforcement - Reporting Child Abuse Tip Sheet . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Join us for a live zoom training for law enforcement on how to recognize and report child abuse during traffic stops and interactions with families in their homes or out in the public. zoom.us or When: May 22, 2020 06:15 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/…/regi…/tJMoceGvqDgsGN29AN8A6G_hcaivejdEdKXN Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Law Enforcement - Reporting Child Abuse Tip Sheet . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Join us for a live zoom training for law enforcement on how to recognize and report child abuse during traffic stops and interactions with families in their homes or out in the public. zoom.us After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting Law Enforcement Link for full Tip Sheet https://childadvocacyms.org/resources
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***Please share... The Washington Post reported last month that severe child abuse and child deaths due to abuse have increased since schools have closed, but alarmingly, child abuse reports have declined by over 50% in some areas. 60% of child abuse reports are made by professionals, while less than 20% are made by relatives and neighbors. Teachers, day care providers and counselors who typically make reports are not coming in contact with the children most at risk! That means it’s up to the rest of us to SEE something and SAY something! Mississippi law states we are all mandated reporters of child abuse and all we have to have is a suspicion of abuse to make the report. Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi is offering a free live webinar training for Essential Processionals - plumbers, utility workers, maintenance techs, retailers, grocers, home delivery professionals, salons, restaurant staff, medical professionals, etc.... on child abuse indicators you may see when coming in contact with children. We will also teach you three ways to make a mandated child abuse report. Click on the links below to sign up for the short 30 minute training on how you can make a report! You are invited to a Zoom Training for Essential Workers. When: May 19, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/…/regi…/tJwtdO-ppzIoGN0pR7--BI4UwowYnhru6_pq or When: May 21, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/…/regi…/tJwscequrTkpH92_LPyozmzJleL0HMh5JgQU After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Essential Workers Link for full Tip Sheet https://childadvocacyms.org/resources
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