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Child Maltreatment Report Released

Child Maltreatment Report 2014The Children’s Bureau, Office of the Administration for Children and Families just released its latest annual report on child abuse and neglect. Child Maltreatment 2014 is the 25th edition of the report which includes national and state level data about investigations and assessments, perpetrators of maltreatment, and prevention and post investigation services.


CTF Grant Funds

CTF’s application for funding FY 2017 is now available for community-based grants that prevent child abuse/neglect and strengthen families.   CTF anticipates approximately $400,000 available for new (first year) projects.   The PowerPoint presentation is available if you missed last week’s informational meeting on completing the grant application.


Raising America Documentary – Free Screening

RaisingAmericaPicIf you have not yet viewed The Raising of America documentary series, you may do so beginning February 1.  From Feb. 1st – 15th, anyone can stream the entire series  for freeThe Raising of America is a 5-part series and public engagement campaign that explores how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, stronger and more equitable America.  CTF shared the introductory episode during the state child abuse neglect prevention conference last April, and many other communities around the state as well as nationally are using the series to change the conversation about early childhood in America.

Also check out the Raising of America Action Toolkit to help spark discussion around the most strategic ways your organization can use the series; and innovative ways organizations are using the series to make young children and their families a local, state and national priority.  Additionally, CTF has purchased the entire Raising of America series to lend to anyone wanting to host a screening in their community, organization, etc.  If interested in borrowing the DVD series, please e-mail us at


New Film – Resilience

resilienceA new independent film entitled Resilience, The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, was recently released at the Sundance and other film festivals around the nation.  The one-hour film Incoporates new research to outline how early trauma and stress can become toxic and affects children in many ways throughout their childhood and long after.  View the two-minute trailer and watch for other opportunities to view the entire film in the near future by following Resilience on Facebook and Twitter.  Many thanks to Debby Howland of the KC Child Abuse Roundtable for bringing this new documentary to our attention.  Click on the link for FAQ about this film. ________________________________