Social Workers Advancing through Grounded Education (SAGE)

SAGE Practica

The SAGE program recruits, trains and financially supports Native and non-Native students as they complete 360 hours of their Brown School practica.

The CICM and the Buder Center have developed strong relationships nationally with American Indian & Alaska Native experts in the field of social work and child maltreatment. The SAGE program supports Brown School students in completing practica with Native organizations. Through SAGE, recipients are provided stipends for living expenses during their practicum in Indian Country.

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Symbology in Child Abuse Prevention Month: Pinwheels

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America declared the pinwheel as the national symbol for child abuse prevention through the campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention. Pinwheels symbolize the notions of playfulness, joy, and childhood. It serves as a reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children. The cyclical nature of the pinwheel depicts positive cycles […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was officially created in 1983. In every year since, the nation comes together to recognize and bring awareness of the child abuse and neglect epidemic in the United States. This month is a reminder of the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Context of COVID-19

Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD Brett Drake, PhD, Catherine Cobetto, Maria Gandarilla Ocampo Washington University in St Louis According to various news articles, child abuse and neglect hotlines around the country are reporting dramatic declines in the last few weeks. Colorado down by more than 1/3 from same time last year (Gliha, 2020) Connecticut dropped 70% (Thomas, […]

Masters Certificate & Concentration Program

The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention (CVIP) promotes healthy young families and healthy young adults by advancing evidence-based violence prevention through education, research, & training activities.

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