Our Lady's care for broken lives
Joseph M. Hanneman
Catholic World Report
Last September, Grace Williams was finally able to open
Children of the Immaculate Heart (CIH. Located in San
Diego, California, the refuge is a six-bed residential
treatment center for girls aged 12-17. The opening,
however, was not without its legal problems with
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8 Values That Drive America's Newest Generations
What motivates young people in their common quest to
discover, create, and express significant meaning in
their lives? What are the organizations and groups they
choose to engage with and be a part of? How do those
organizations exhibit and express those values? The
values young people (ages 13-25) articulated are
explored in this book. Each chapter focuses on a
different value: Accountable, Inclusive, Authentic,
Welcoming, Impactful, Relational, Growthful, and
Meaningful. Featuring personal narrative from young
people, as well as data, definitions, case studies,
reflection questions, action items, and chapter
summaries, Meaning Making is a dynamic
exploration of the values that drive America’s newest
generation. More importantly, it’s a guide for
transforming the culture of your organization so you can
attract and retain young people.
ISBN: 978-1-64121-090-4, 240 pages, $22.95 softcover
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Resources & Information
Safe Kids Program
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, developed by the
American Psychological Association's (APA) Violence
Prevention Office, teaches positive parenting skills to
parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 10.
AMBER Alerts are broadcast through radio, television,
road signs, and the network of secondary distributors,
which include digital signage, hotel chains, internet
service providers, apps, and other technology.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway
promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of
children, youth, and families by connecting child
welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as
the public to information, resources, and tools covering
topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect,
out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
Helping victims of child abuse is more than just a
desire, it is our lifetime commitment. We provide
treatment programs like Childhelp Advocacy Centers and
Childhelp Group Homes designed to help children already
affected by child abuse; and prevention programs like
Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe, designed to educate children
and aid in abuse prevention.
Children Matter Network (CMN)
The objective of the Children Matter Network is to
assist parents and caregivers in learning more about
creating safe environments for children.
Committee for Children
Since 1979, Committee for Children has advocated for
policies to enhance, gathered research to support, and
developed educational programs to advance the safety and
well-being of children through social-emotional learning
NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized
reporting system for the online exploitation of
children. The public and electronic service providers
can make reports of suspected online enticement of
children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual
molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child
sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a
child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or
digital images on the internet.
Darkness to Light
Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to
empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Our
work is guided by the vision of a world free from child
sexual abuse, where children can grow up happy, healthy
and safe. We know that prevention is possible, and we
believe that it is an adult responsibility to protect
ECPAT is a worldwide network of organizations working to
end the sexual exploitation of children. We work at all
levels, supporting shelters for survivors, training and
supporting law enforcement, influencing governments and
conducting a wide range of research. At the heart of all
our work is every child’s right to live free from sexual
exploitation and abuse.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
As the nation's clearinghouse and comprehensive
reporting center for all issues related to the
prevention of and recovery from child victimization,
NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and
exploitation - because every child deserves a safe
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Our mission is to raise the standard of care and improve
access to services for traumatized children, their
families and communities throughout the United States.
National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)
is an unprecedented public safety resource that provides
the public with access to sex offender data nationwide.
NSOPW is a partnership between the U.S. Department of
Justice and state, territorial and tribal governments,
working together for the safety of adults and children.
NetSmartz is NCMEC's (National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children) online safety education program. It
provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help
teach children be safer online with the goal of helping
children to become more aware of potential online risks
and empowering them to help prevent victimization by
making safer choices on- and offline.
Praesidium has built a comprehensive array of products
and services that allows organizations to assess
potential gaps in their programs and implement best
practices in each of the eight operations from the
Praesidium Safety Equation®.
Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International strives to prevent the
conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims
of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women
and children. We lead prevention strategies, restoration
programs and justice initiatives to combat trafficking
in the U.S. and abroad.
Tennyson Center for Children
Tennyson Center for Children has served Colorado’s most
neglected, abused, and traumatized children since 1904.
We provide a safe, stable home for kids 5-18 who are
facing critical circumstances and need residential care;
an accredited, therapeutic K-12 school with a 3:1
student-to-staff ratio on our campus; and in-home and
community services in 15 counties across the state to
provide preventive services and therapy to strengthen
families with children aged 0 to adulthood.
VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices
programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote
"rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS
programs empower organizations and people to better
control risk and improve the lives of all those who
interact with the Church.
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