Charity set up to distribute We Love Manchester funds

first_img Manchester City Council has set up a charity to distribute the funds raised in the wake of the Manchester bombing, following advice from the Charity Commission.The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has raised £6m so far to help those affected by the tragedy including £1.89m from the British Red Cross and Manchester Evening News JustGiving appeal. According to Manchester Evening News, trustees of the charity include members and officers of Manchester City Council including former chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins, and Manchester Evening News editor in chief Rob Irvine, as well as independent experts.£6 MILLION has been raised for the #Manchester fund!Thanks to everyone for their donations. #WeStandTogether https://t.co/BW6ZNxcF8R pic.twitter.com/XgtmMzbfdp— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) May 30, 2017 Advertisement Tagged with: appeals Emergency Fundraising Justgiving About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Fundraising challengesAll public disaster appeals face similar challenges, not least the appearance of fraudulent appeals. GoFundMe had to suspend two Manchester attack-related appeals. JustGiving also suspended withdrawals from more than 200 fundraising pages due to fears of fraud, according to The Independent.The Greater Manchester Police had to issue warnings about this.  157 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Charity set up to distribute We Love Manchester funds While some early payments are already being distributed to those in need through Victim Support and police family liaison officers, further information on how those affected by the attack can access the fund will be released early next week.This weekend will see Ariana Grande hold a benefit concert at Emirates Old Trafford for those affected. Grande will perform at One Love Manchester along with Katy Perry, Coldplay, Usher, Pharrell, and Take That amongst others. Tickets go on sale on Thursday 1st June at 10am.  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Other fundraising activity taking place has included more than 80 runners in the Greater Manchester Run and a bucket collection by more than 100 volunteers in Manchester and further afield last Saturday. Many are of course genuine, but sometimes need further confirmation. For example JustGiving had to confirm publicly that actor Tom Hardy’s fundraising page on its platform for the victims of the Manchester terror attack was indeed genuine.In addition, the urgency of such appeals can lead to multiple competing crowdfunding campaigns. Some individuals come to regret their well-motivated efforts. ‘I raised £52,000 after Manchester… I wish I hadn’t (BBC News, 8 June 2017) features three examples where a crowdfunding campaign caused the founders problems. Melanie May | 31 May 2017 | News More Manchester fundraisingOver £1.6m raised for those affected by Manchester attack (Civil Society UK, 24 May 2017)Ariana Grande releases One Love Manchester album to benefit victims and families (Mashable, 7 June 2017)last_img read more

Massive eavesdropping in Europe: international NGOs urge the Assembly to support the resolution

first_img Europe – Central Asia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Organisation RSF_en We, undersigned representatives of international and national human rights and freedom of expression organizations – ARTICLE 19, Reporters Without Borders, Privacy International, EDRI, Vrijschrift, Open Righ’ts Group, INDEX, English PEN, Russian PEN, Glasnost Defence Foundation and Access Now – strongly urge the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to support the Resolution: Massive Eavesdropping in Europe tabled on 31 July 2013 by 23 members of the PACE. Our organizations support this timely resolution and remain concerned about recent revelations of surveillance of internet and telephone communications by the governments of the USA and the Council of Europe’s members, including France, Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom. These revelations suggest a blatant and systematic disregard for human rights as articulated in Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and other international and European treaties. The blanket application of surveillance mechanisms to global digital communications drastically threatens the protection of human rights in the digital age. We remind the PACE members that in his June 2013 report, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, highlighted the negative impact of surveillance on civil liberties, including the right to inform and be informed, freedom of expression and respect for privacy. We believe that the proposal, formulated in the PACE Resolution, could offer an invaluable assessment of the strength of legal safeguards for right to freedom of expression and privacy in the Council of Europe member states and offer a unique insight into the legal framework of surveillance. August 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Massive eavesdropping in Europe: international NGOs urge the Assembly to support the resolution Further, we also support the emphasis of the proposed Resolution on the need to protect whistleblowers. Whistleblowers play a critical role in promoting transparency and upholding the human rights and interests of all members of society. PACE must strengthen this protection of whistleblowers and support efforts to combat violations of fundamental human rights. We therefore call on all PACE members support the motion for the Resolution. In particular, at this stage, we call on the Presidential Committee to start an investigation into the matter and appoint a rapporteur for it.Dr Agnès Callamard, ARTICLE 19Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without BordersGus Hosein, Privacy InternationalJim Killock, Open Rights GroupMarek Marczynski, INDEXJo McNamaee, EDRIWalter van Holst, VrijschriftJo Glanville, English PENRussian PENAleksey K. Simonov, Glasnost Defence FoundationBrett Solomon, Access Now The resolution calls on member states to regulate and effectively oversee the secret services and special procedures and to pass legislative provisions at the national level to protect whistleblowers. The resolution also calls upon the Secretary General to launch an inquiry under Article 52 of the European Convention on Human Rights. News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central Asia June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further News News News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more

Freelance journalist held incommunicado for past three weeks

first_img Receive email alerts Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a freelance reporter who went missing near the western city of Turkmenbashi on 7 July. It was finally reported on 29 July that he is being held incommunicado by the authorities.Nepeskuliev works for the Turkmen service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and the Netherlands-based news website Alternative Turkmenistan News (ATN). He called his family on 7 July from Avaza, a Caspian Sea town near Turkmenbashi where he was doing research for future stories, and he told he would return that afternoon. But he never came back.After several days, worried relatives contacted a police station in Turkmenbashi, where the police suggested he might have drowned. After further extensive enquiries, the family finally discovered on 28 July that he is being held in a prison in Akdash, near Avaza, for alleged possession of drugs, a charge they categorically deny.“Saparmamed Nepeskuliev’s arbitrary detention is all the more worrying because torture is systematically used in Turkmen jails,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Given the Turkmen government’s attitude towards independent news media, it is clear that his imprisonment is linked to his journalistic activities. We urge the authorities to end the secrecy surrounding his current status and to release him without delay.”Nepeskuliev mainly covers social and infrastructural issues in the area around Turkmenbashi and his nearby hometown, Balkanabat, including the quality of the water, the state of the roads and access to healthcare.In late May, he produced a photo-reportage for RFE/RL about a luxury residential complex for senior officials. He has also highlighted the lack of concern by the local authorities about the state of public services and the rising cost of basic foodstuffs.”Saparmamed is a very brave journalist and a civil activist who truly loves his hometown and wants to change things for the better by reporting on acute social concerns,” ATN editor in chief Ruslan Miatiev told Reporters Without Borders.“His articles and photos for ATN always triggered discussion and found support among the residents of the region where he lives. I have no doubts that Saparmamed’s persecution is entirely politically motivated.”Media freedom is non-existent in Turkmenistan, an information black hole that is ranked 178th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, above only North Korea and Eritrea.Turkmenistan’s only independent media are based abroad, and reporting for them from inside the country is very risky. Osmankuly Hallyev, who had reported for RFE/RL’s Turkmen service for years, had to stop in June after he was interrogated and threatened and several members of his family lost their jobs because of his work.Several of his colleagues have been arrested in recent years and mistreatment was almost certainly to blame for RFE/RL reporter Ogulsapar Muradova’s death in detention in September 2006.(Photo: ATN) July 31, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freelance journalist held incommunicado for past three weeks TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia to go further March 13, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan Help by sharing this information TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia center_img News News News Follow the news on Turkmenistan #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries December 18, 2020 Find out more News Organisation March 31, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Elizabeth Banks discusses her career, production company

first_imgShe explained that during a conversation with fellow director Jay Roach, Roach acknowledged how the caregiving role placed on women to look after and take off from work to help family members. “I thought Elizabeth Banks had amazing advice for people entering the entertainment industry and she’s really cool,” Lowe said. “In her movies, she’s such a charismatic character, she always plays these quirky, fun people and in life she is quirky and fun, which just made the event awesome.” She believes that changes are taking place in Hollywood, but she said all industries need to address problems that prevent women from taking on leadership roles in different industries.   “The writing came after we went through a couple drafts and really there was a key moment where all the writers we were working with were men,” Banks said. “These guys came in and they just weren’t getting it, like the tone I was going for.” Actor Elizabeth Banks spoke about her experience as a female director during an early screening of her upcoming film Charlie’s Angels at Wallis Annenberg Hall Wednesday. Stacy Smith, director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, moderated the discussion.  Banks said she dreamt about the movie, which is set to premiere Nov. 15, pitched it and ultimately wrote the screenplay.  “There was just not as much going on for women,” Banks said. “I thought I either have to believe that I am not as good at this job as [male actors] are, or I have to recognize that the system is against me. I chose the system.” She wrote a draft after that, which served as the main backbone for the movie. center_img Banks said she had been interested in directing at an early age and even directed plays in college. However, she was frustrated that there were not many opportunities for women working off-screen. “This is something that we all have to be talking about and thinking about now,” Banks said. “In Hollywood, we have the spotlight on us, and it’s especially important because we help create culture, and we help create the culture that creates the system that keeps women out of power.”  “He was the first man in the industry that I had been speaking to about directing who acknowledged this to me,” Banks said. “He said, ‘I have never had to think about  — because I have a wife who takes care of my children, I have never had to think about about leaving town … because my family is taken care of, and I know that will not be the same for you.’” The experience led Banks to direct several projects, and she co-founded Brownstone Productions and made her big-screen directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect 2.”  Sydney Loew, a sophomore in the Iovine and Young Academy, said she enjoyed hearing Banks’ advice about the entertainment industry. Elizabeth Banks spoke to students about starting her production company Brownstone Productions and the importance of women-led projects. (Sarah Ko | Daily Trojan)last_img read more

African Diaspora Summit – Okello Henry Oryem

first_imgMinister of Foreign Affairs in Uganda Okello Henry Oryem shares what he hopes to be the outcome of the Global Diaspora Summit 2012 taking place in Sandton City, Johannesburg. He also relays what Africa Day 25th May means to him. Click arrow to play video.last_img

Being objective about the markets (in a wet planting season)

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the constant rain in Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, southern Illinois and western Ohio, farmers are getting worried they won’t get corn planted. Some are surprised the market hasn’t responded with a rally. Prices likely haven’t increased for the following reasons. As a percent of the total U.S. production, these areas collectively don’t produce a lot of corn. These areas only account for about 10% of total acres and not every acre is a loss. The trade learned in 2015 that heavy rains throughout the Corn Belt may drown some areas, but other areas will thrive and see increased production.Last year many farmers in these areas finished planting the last week of May and the first week of June and still had a reasonable sized crop. It’s important to remember the entire Corn Belt will never have perfect conditions. There will always be areas affected not only negatively, but positively as well. In the end, late spring weather usually won’t impact the market nearly as much as weather 40 days from now.This past week when discussing the eastern corn belt’s weather, a farmer told me that I just didn’t understand how bad it was in his area. Maybe, but I think by not living there it was actually easier to gain perspective. By looking at weather maps, rainfall totals, and average yields in his area compared to surrounding counties, state and region I determined the issues he was suffering from were largely isolated to a very small region that didn’t produce enough corn for the market to really notice (at least not yet).Over the last two weeks social media was “flooded” with pictures of cornfields looking like lakes. If I was a farmer in this area and only looked at posts and tweets, I would think it was time to build an ark. Nobody posts pictures of the many fields throughout the country that have had no problems and crops look great. Those pictures aren’t as interesting as a farmer wakeboarding in his cornfield.Throughout my career in grain marketing, I’ve noticed that most market participants (i.e. farmers, end users, analysts, etc.), tend to “talk their position.” Since most farmers have a lot of 2016 and 2017 crop to sell, they want, hope and need the market to rally. On the flip side, end users want, hope and need the market to go lower. Analysts want the market to go in the direction that is most profitable to their current positions, so they’ll push that agenda. With all of these conflicting agendas, it’s difficult to sift through the media/trades to get a clear understanding of where the market is headed.Interestingly I listened to an analyst speak about the corn market direction in the short-term. After hearing the analyst talk, a farmer told me he thought the analyst was bullish. I then asked him how much of ’16/’17 grain was still unpriced and he told me all of it. I thought the analyst presented a more neutral perspective, but I have much of my ’16 and some of my ’17 corn sold/marketed. Both of our opinions might be based upon our positions.Many people like to read information that confirms what they believe or hope will happen. This kind of thinking can be disastrous to a farmer’s bottom-line though. I recommend trying to read marketing information from several sources, both bearish and bullish. I also recommend sticking to the same analysts to better understand their tendencies. Switching analysts each week makes it difficult to understand how they developed their strategies over the last few months.It’s hard to stay objective when it comes to grain marketing, but there are two “rules of thumb” farmers may consider when listening to grain marketing information.Often when bulls and bears agree, the market tends to move in that directionOften if an analyst is usually bullish and starts pulling back or becomes neutral, it’s a sign of an upcoming bearish trend (vice versa for bearish analysts). When a bull turns into a bear, it tells me more than when a bull is a bull or a bear is a bear.Note, I watched the wakeboarding farmer video twice. Once, because it was cool. Second, I wanted to put this into perspective and estimate his lost acres. In the video it looks like about 20 feet of corn is under water for nearly a half mile. This equates to roughly 1 acre. I also noticed pivots on the field, which in Nebraska probably means it’s about a 150-acre field. So the flooded part of the field is realistically less than 1%, which is obviously very small. Yet, several large Midwest papers picked up the story and talked about how wet it is out there. This is another reminder to always keep perspective and don’t get carried away with sensational stories. Market actionFollowing is the detail and rationale of a recent trade made in late February, that expired Friday:Expected Market Direction 2/27/17 — Probably sideways with some upside potential into early summerTrade detail — Sold June $3.80 straddle for 30 centsPosition Size — Trade represents 10% of my 2016 productionExpired — 5/26/17 — After corn planting is complete, but before the weather markets take over, based upon July futuresPotential Benefit — If July futures close at $3.80 on 5/26, I keep the 30 cent premiumPotential Concern — Reduced or no premium if the market moves significantly.For every penny lower than $3.80 I get less premium until $3.50. At $3.50 or lower a previous corn sale is removed. For every penny higher than $3.80 I get less premium until $4.10. At $4.10 or higher I have to make another corn sale at $4.10 against July futures. What happened?When the market hit $3.74 on Friday, I bought back the put portion of the straddle for 6 cents. This meant after commissions my net profit was 24 cents. This is what I hoped would happen. Why didn’t you buy back the calls?Since prices were well below the $3.80 strike price, I didn’t see the need to pay additional commissions to get out of that part of the trade. Ultimately, they ended up expiring worthless. New tradeI expect the market to continue trading sideways. And, considering my recent success with straddles, I’m going to continue my straddle position moving forward. Following are the details of my new trade:Expected market direction — sideways into late summerSold Sep $3.70 straddle for 38 centsTrade represents 10% of 2016 OR 2017 productionExpires 8/25/17 after crop conditions are knownPotential benefit: If Sep futures close at $3.70 on 8/25, I keep the 38 cent premiumPotential concern: reduced or no premium if the market moves significantly.For every penny lower than $3.70 I get less premium until $3.32. At $3.32 or lower a previous corn sale is removed, but any profits gained on that trade can be added to a future sale. For every penny higher than $3.70 I get less premium until $4.08. At $4.08 or higher I have to make another corn sale at $4.08 against Sep futures. If a Sep sale is initiated then I can move this sale to Dec futures and pick up about 10 cents of premium and thus have a $4.18 sale in place. At this point the sale would likely be against my ’17 crop. What does this mean?This Sep straddle trade provides a lot of flexibility:If the market goes down, I will apply it to my ’16 productionIf the market rallies, I will apply it to my ’17 crop.If the market goes sideways, I make some added profit and can apply it wherever I want. And, I don’t have to decide that until 8/25/17.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

What One Change Would You Make to LEED?

first_imgI recently asked four score and seven people familiar with green building, “What one change would you make to LEED to encourage green building?”This was a highly unscientific poll that is not representative. The small sample was not randomly selected, but rather each was a professional working on green building projects, so the results have some statistical reliability. And when coupled with the result that more than 50% offered the same solution and the next offered solution polled at only 8%, the responses to this question, posed by someone not associated with the U.S. Green Building Council, are a useful tool.Against a backdrop of the increasing belief, as recently articulated by Bill Gates, that current green technologies can reduce carbon dioxide emissions only at costs that are “beyond astronomical,” many have begun to focus on another frontier of innovation: using energy more efficiently and thus using less of it.Given that many green buildings consume 25% less energy than conventional buildings, green building may be the single greatest current opportunity to address climate change. Q&A with Rick Fedrizzi, President and CEO of USGBCAre LEED-Certified Buildings Energy-Efficient?GBA Encyclopedia: LEED for HomesWhat LEED Credit Is Almost Never Achieved?LEED Can Help Fix the Water ProblemRecent Changes to LEED for Homes — Part 1Why Is the U.S. Green Building Council So Out of Touch? Existing buildings are a worthy targetThere are nearly 4.9 million commercial buildings in the U.S., making existing buildings a target-rich environment. (Each year only about 170,000 new commercial buildings are constructed.) And those existing buildings are tremendous consumers of electricity, accounting for 74% of the total electricity consumption in the U.S. Enlarge the pool of LEED-eligible buildingsWe can now return to the question, “What one change would you make to LEED to encourage green building?” The number one answer, by far, is to allow every existing building that improves its Energy Star score by at least 20% to be LEED EB eligible.That single change to the rating system would make millions of buildings eligible to participate in LEED. This change might be the single greatest current opportunity to address climate change. There are a variety of green building standards, codes, and rating systems, but LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) commands more than 95% of the market share in the U.S., so the existing-building challenge may hinge on LEED.The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system is highly regarded. The system identifies and rewards current best practices and provides an outline for buildings to use less energy and uncover operating inefficiencies.In 2014, LEED for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance was once again the most popular rating system, with existing buildings representing 48% of the total square footage that obtained LEED certification.LEED EB was launched in 2004. The problem is that today there are only a total of 3,778 certified LEED EB buildings. That is less than one tenth of 1% of the 4.9 million existing commercial buildings.center_img Many buildings are excluded by this requirementAn existing building that cannot achieve an Energy Star Portfolio Manager rating of 75 is excluded from participating in LEED v4. (An Energy Star score of 75 means the building is performing better than 75% of similar buildings nationwide.)The prerequisite of a minimum score of 75 arguably excludes 75% of all existing buildings from participating in LEED. This is significantly more stringent than LEED 2009, which required an Energy Star score of 69.There is a pilot credit known as EAp2 Energy Jumpstart. This pilot credit allows an existing building that reduces energy consumption by 20% to be LEED v4 eligible. But, after much internal debate, it was decided that this LEED pilot credit will only be available to the first 500 applicants. Stuart Kaplow is an attorney concentrating in real estate and environmental law. He has served as legal counsel and is past chair of the U.S. Green Building Council Maryland. This post originally was published at Green Building Law Update. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

Subscribe To The New ReadWriteTV YouTube Channel

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… eliot weisberg We’ve got an all new readwriteTV YouTube channel for all our videos, and we’d love for you to subscribe. If you’re subscribed to our SAY Media channel, you’ll get highlights for all our great SAY Media sites, but if you want all ReadWrite, all the time, subscribe to readwriteTV. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

New Series: Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth

first_imgThis post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.  You can also listen to our Anchored. podcast series via iTunesand our website. Return to article. Long DescriptionIt is estimated that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday [1]. Most perpetrators of child sexual abuse are often family members or close friends of the family. However, one interesting statistic is that one third of child sexual abuse cases are perpetrated by children under the age of 18, categorized as child-on-child sexual abuse [2].Child sexual abuse can be a very tough topic to discuss. It is important to prepare families and professionals with strategies to keep kids safe and thriving during childhood and youth.According to the CDC [3] it is imperative to recognize the prevalence of child sexual abuse and its consequences which can lead to issues later in life like drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, suicide, and other issues highlighted in the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research.The National Child Traumatic Stress Network [4] stresses that whether this abuse is perpetrated by an adult or another child or teen, we must be aware of the trauma, both immediate and long-term, that can bubble to the surface disguised as unfavorable social and emotional reactions.The answers to the questions below will help you better understand what to look out for if sexual abuse and trauma has occurred:What are normal sexual behaviors in children and youth?How do we determine types of behaviors that are concerning or problematic?How are children and families affected by concerning sexual behavior?To address this topic, MFLN Family Development is offering the upcoming Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth series.Join us May 22, 2019 for our webinar, “Sexualized Behaviors in Children and Youth” which will be facilitated by Dr. Shelley Martin, a child abuse pediatrician and US Air Force Colonel.  Dr. Martin consults in cases of child maltreatment, child abuse, and neglect to all branches of the Armed Forces.RSVP for the May 22 webinar at militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/29419Also included in this series are Anchored podcast episodes.We are thrilled to have Dr. Gregory Leskin of the UCLA National Center for Child Trauma and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Military and Veteran Families Director as one of our guests focusing on helpful information for both parents and professionals working with children.Bookmark our “Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth” series page so that you will know when we update it with podcast episodes and additional resources.*Revised on 9/10/19 to reflect series title changeReferences[1] Townsend, C., & Rheingold, A.A., (2013). Estimating a child sexual abuse prevalence rate for practitioners: studies. Charleston, S.C.,Darkness to Light. Retrieved from http://www.d2l.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PREVALENCE-RATE-WHITE-PAPER-D2L.pdf. [4] The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2019). Effects of Child Sexual Abuse. Retrieved from: https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/sexual-abuse/effects [2] Finklehor, D., & Shattuck, A. (2012) “Characteristics of Crimes Against Juveniles.” Crimes Against Children Research Center. Retrieved from: www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/CV26_Revised%20Characteristics%20of%20Crimes%20against%20Juveniles_5-2-12.pdf. [3] Center for Disease Control (2016). Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/index.htmlCDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fviolenceprevention%2Facestudy%2Findex.htmllast_img read more