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"Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, & Trauma" is a four-video series produced in 2013 by the Office for Victims of Crime (www.ovc.gov).  The four videos are available here:


1. Introduction:  How violence and trauma affect children, including the serious and long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental health; signs that a child may be exposed to violence or trauma; and the staggering cost of child maltreatment to families, communities, and the nation.

2. Treatments That Work:  The serious consequences of children's exposure to violence and trauma, such as substance abuse and mental health and behavioral problems. It also features some of the evidence-based treatment strategies for children and their families that researchers and experts consider effective.

3. Child Advocacy Center Model:  The CAC Model brings together representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, to provide comprehensive services to child victims of abuse, neglect, and trauma. CAC multidisciplinary teams also work collaboratively to make decisions about the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases; and to support children and their families through the criminal justice process.


4. Community-Based Approaches:  The important role that community- and faith-based programs, services, and agencies play in protecting and responding to children.



Building Community Building Hope 

The film Building Community, Building Hope highlights three innovative programs working to prevent and respond to child maltreatment by engaging parents and communities and forming the partnerships needed to ensure the safety and well-being of all children and families.  Learn More at Child Welfare Information Gateway 





NBC news produced this intriguing video, Bystander Effect, highlighting the importance of taking action when you think a child could be in danger.

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Lessons from the Sandusky Case... We ALL have a responsibility to speak up and report when we suspect or know about child abuse.

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