Congratulations to CICM’s graduates!

Please join CICM in congratulating our newest PhD graduates, each of whom successfully defended their dissertations this spring! These scholars have contributed their knowledge, time, and expertise to CICM during their time at the Brown School, and we wish them the best in all their future endeavors! Fithi Andom will be working as a post-doctoral […]

Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Exhaustion, and Secondary Trauma: Promoting Emotional Experience Over Avoidance

Learn more about burnout with these materials from Ryan Lindsay’s presentation to CICM’s Field Advisory Board on May 1st, 2023. Burnout, compassion fatigue, exhaustion, and secondary trauma- these are all potential outcomes working in the helping professions. Most of this is driven by policies and systems that underfund, under-resource, and under-value the worth of all […]

Recording: Supporting Families to Promote Child Safety and Well-Being

Watch Trish Kohl’s presentation at Open Classroom on March 28, 2023! Description: Children require secure, nurturing and safe environments in order to thrive and flourish. This session will highlight micro and macro social work practice that aims to protect children, support families and empower communities to help children reach their full developmental potential, including policy […]

Learn the 5 strengths that keep every family strong 

Though every family faces its own set of challenges, they possess inherent strengths that can be harnessed during tough times.  Learning to leverage these strengths in five critical areas can boost your confidence, reduce stress, and foster stronger connections with your children. These 5 areas are:  Families that are strong have a beneficial impact on […]

Tip Tuesday: Helping Kids Understand Their Feelings

When a child is having a hard time, adults often want to step in quickly to solve the child’s problem.  However, taking a moment to pause and help the child think about his or her emotions can be really helpful.   

5 Things to Know About Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!   Here are five things that we should know about National Child Abuse Prevention Month:  1) Why is Child Abuse Prevention Month needed?   During 2021, fewer than one-quarter (20.2%) of confirmed maltreatment victims were removed from their homes because of an investigation or alternative response. Approximately 1.8 million children […]

What is Child Abuse Prevention Month?

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was officially created in 1983. It is observed every April, and it is a time when the nation comes together to recognize and bring awareness to the child abuse and neglect epidemic in the United States. The theme for this year is “ Working Together to Strengthen Families.” This month […]

Today is “Wear Blue Day”!

By wearing blue, we show our shared responsibility for the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our communities’ children and families.  Take a picture wearing blue and post it on social media. You can tag us at @supportoversilenceforkids on Facebook and Instagram to show your support. Don’t forget to add your #WearBlueDay. Spread the word! 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The theme for this year is “Working Together to Strengthen Families.” This month is a reminder of the importance of communities working together to strengthen and support families so that all children can thrive.  Approximately 600,000 children were victims of child abuse and neglect in 2021, according to data collected from US child welfare agencies. […]

CHADS All In Conversation Child Abuse Awareness Month Webinar

Join the Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide’s (CHADS) All In Conversation hosted in partnership with the Rockwood School District. This conversation will involve experts who work with children, discussing disabilities, the IEP process with schools, and more in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The conversation is free and open to all. Register using […]

Invitation to Apply to the 2023 Predoctoral Institute (LEAD)

The CICM hosts an annual two and a half day Predoctoral Summer Institute for up to 12 professionals who are interested in pursuing a PhD in social work, public health, or public policy in the areas of child abuse and neglect/child and family well-being. The 2023 Predoctoral Summer Institute will be held virtually on May […]

Buder Center/CICM Brown Bag: SAGE Program

Please join us for a free Brown Bag—sponsored by the Buder Center and CICM—to learn more about the SAGE program, which provides stipends and support for Brown School students doing practicum in Indian Country. Previous recipients will share their experiences with practicum and how it has impacted their professional goals. A light lunch will be […]

Navigating Child Abuse Prevention Resources & Interventions: Access the Webinar Recording

On September 28, 2022, the Children’s Safety Network hosted a webinar discussing current knowledge about child abuse and neglect and resources available for prevention and early intervention. Speakers included Nancy Weaver, the co-director of the Community Engagement Core at CICM, and Catherine Cerulli from our network partner, the TRANSFORM Research Center. View the archived recording […]

Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

On November 9, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Brackeen v. Haaland, a case that will determine the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The ICWA, which passed in 1978, is a federal law that gives tribal governments jurisdiction over child welfare placements of Native children. The law […]

Invitation to Apply to the 2023 Training Institute for Early Career/Transitioning Scholars

Building a Multidisciplinary Pipeline of Researchers in Child Abuse and Neglect: Training Institute for Early Career or Transitioning Scholars Invitation to Apply for Competitive Trainee Award Rationale: Child abuse and neglect is a significant public health concern in the United States and around the world. According to the most recent statistics, in fiscal year 2019, […]

CICM Scoop: Spring/Summer Newsletter

The CICM Scoop features recent news, publications, research, resources, and upcoming events in the field of child maltreatment. We connect with students, faculty, and partners to cultivate a robust network throughout the community and provide resources to those doing this work.

Support Over Silence for KIDS Featured in Op-Ed

Dr. Nancy Weaver partnered with the Family Nurturing Center in Northern Kentucky to craft an Op- Ed with the support of the Face It Movement. Through the commitment and investment of Kosair Charities, the Face It Movement promotes best practices in child abuse prevention and intervention, builds awareness and engages the community in how to help families thrive, […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

Statement on Texas Policy

As we prepare for Child Abuse Prevention month in April of this year, we are very concerned regarding the recent policy in Texas that suggests gender-affirming care be classified as child abuse.  To be clear, gender-affirming care is fully supported by pediatric practitioners1 and the US Dept of Health and Human Services.2 “The American Academy […]