DA SHAW REPORTS CHILD ABUSE TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Sue Ascione, Dana Dillon, Kelsey Vitullo, Crystal Vicklund, Alaina Shaffer, Makayla Brock, Margaret McCauliff, Jeff Peteuil

CLEARFIELD- Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that the Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (NRCAC) in collaboration with the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County (CAC-CC) provided vicarious trauma training to first responders and professionals who work directly with abused children within Clearfield County.

Shaw reported that the training was facilitated by the NRCAC to help States throughout the Northeastern Region to better understand the impact of vicarious trauma that is associated with working on cases of child abuse. Shaw said this training helps first responders become aware of signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma within their co-workers and themselves. The CAC-CC is workings towards National Children’s Alliance Accreditation through meeting the standards for Accreditation. Through offering this training, the CAC-CC helps to meet the standard of “Organizational Capacity.”

Shaw thanked Sue Ascione for providing this training to Clearfield County. Shaw also thanked the CAC-CC for coordinating and hosting this training event.

Shaw commended all those who took time from their busy schedules to attend this necessary training. “We were able to train first responders that work on devastating cases of child abuse, Shaw said.”

Anyone with knowledge or information about a crime is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at (800)-376-4700.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime”.

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