“The purpose of this factsheet is to give a brief overview of the purposes and functions of child welfare from a national perspective.”
“Individuals working in certain professions (school faculty and employees, counselors, medical providers, law enforcement, clergy, child care and social workers, and more) are required by law to report suspicions of child abuse to the Department of Health and Human Services, and risk facing a fine and/or jail time if they are found to be in noncompliance.”
“This brief focuses on best practices and innovative strategies that child welfare and family violence advocates can implement to form stronger support networks for survivors of violence and abuse that continue to function in emergency conditions.”
“This webinar will highlight the unique challenges faced by medical providers and investigators when working with children who have histories or suspected histories of a strangulation assault.”
“These are visual representations of the signs and symptoms of strangulation in adults and children. While visible signs may be present, symptoms represent injuries not visible to the naked eye; observable only to the victim.”
April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. In recognition, MiVAN has pulled together a selection of trainings, resources, and articles for advocates who want an overview of the problem or who want to take a deeper dive into specific issues.
This collection of scenarios provide examples of situations that may come up in a young person’s life and provides information on how one could respond.
Looking for resources around advocacy in cases involving strangulation? Check out these resources connecting strangulation and domestic violence, signs and symptoms of strangulation, and what to look for as a first responder and healthcare worker.
“Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
“This webinar is an overview of facts and statistics regarding children/youth who may have experienced sexual abuse. How the impact of the trauma can follow them through life; discussing the efforts to help heal…”