The Learning Center: Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. Curriculum – Updated 2017

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How Do You Care for Sex-Trafficking Victims if You Can’t Hold On to Them?
New York Times (December 6, 2017)

Hidden in Plain Sight: America’s Slaves of the New Millennium
Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco (2017)

From Syria to Congo, male victims of sexual violence in conflict neglected
Thomson Reuters Foundation News (March 23, 2017)

FBI rescues 82 children in sex trafficking sweep; 15 arrested in Philly
Philly Voice (October 18, 2016)

Reducing partner violence: Johns Hopkins program shows promise in helping pregnant women
Johns Hopkins University HUB (November 3, 2016)

Smith’s cleats do some talking
The Baltimore Sun (October 2016)

Scrutinizing sexual violence
The Baltimore Sun (October 28, 2016)

Laurel man charged with human trafficking, prostitution of teenage girls
The Baltimore Sun (July 26, 2016)

Pikesville woman pleads guilty to adult abuse
Jewish Times (July 21, 2016)

Woman accused of running Baltimore County brothel acquitted
The Baltimore Sun (July 21, 2016)

Ray Rice vows to donate 2016 game checks if given an NFL opportunity
The Baltimore Sun (July 21, 2016)

Teaching Traumatized Kids
The Atlantic (July 7, 2016)

Center Aims to Bring Human Trafficking Out of the Shadows
Jewish Times (May 13, 2016)

Cities Begin to Count the Scars of Childhood, and Try to Prevent New Damage
Kaiser Health News (April 21, 2016)

Group highlights dental role in reporting abuse
ADA News (April 11, 2016)

St. Joseph Medical Center trains staff to identify domestic violence among its own
The Baltimore Sun (April 6, 2016)

A Maryland lawmaker raped as a child can’t get his bill for sex assault survivors passed
The Washington Post (April 7, 2016)

Maryland Spa Owner Charged With Human Trafficking
NBC Washington (April 1, 2016)

Ellicott City hotel staff lead Howard police to human trafficking arrest
The Baltimore Sun (March 21, 2016)

Elder Abuse is a Crying Shame – Spring 2016
A newsletter of the Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today

‘Every Parent’s Nightmare’
The New York Times (March 10, 2016)

A Same-Sex Domestic Violence Epidemic Is Silent
The Atlantic (November 5, 2013)

Take The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Quiz – And Learn What It Does And Doesn’t Mean
NPR Shots – Health News from NPR (March 2, 2015)
*download the ACES Pyramid*

Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry
Special Notice to all Health-Related Licensees and Funeral Directors (January 2015) – Effective January 1, 2015 all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete three hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.


Website Resources

2015 Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Annual Report
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Child Abuse and Neglect Webinar: Strategies for Success (recording)
Webinar on the new child abuse and neglect technical package from CDC (July 21, 2016)

Abused Children and Addiction: The guide to untangling, reconnecting, and building new futures

Domestic Violence Against Women: Recognize patterns, seek help
The Mayo Clinic


Commons Signs and Symptoms of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
(State of Florida – apdCares)

What is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
(Child Welfare Information Gateway)

The Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Violence and Injury Prevention Regional Network (GLMA)

Ending Child Poverty Now 2016
(Children’s Defense Fund)

What Builds Resilience?
Early Head Start National Resource Center
Baby E-lert No. 18 (May 18, 2015)

Dragonfly Arts Magazine – Domestic Violence Center of Howard County Maryland publication made possible by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government. Submission for 2017 opens December 1, 2016 and closes February 28, 2017.

Dragonfly Arts Magazine 2016


Journal Articles

A Qualitative Study of Survival Strategies Used by Low-Income Black Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence
Social Work Journal (January 2017)

Elder abuse prevalence in community settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lancet Global Health (February 2017)

Domestic Violence Enhanced Perinatal Home Visits: The DOVE Randomized Clinical Trial
Journal of Women’s Health (May 2016)

Considerations in identifying pediatric dental neglect and the legal obligation to report
The Journal of the American Dental Association (October 2016)

Considerations in identifying pediatric dental neglect and the legal obligation to report
The Journal of the American Dental Society (October 2016)

Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities
Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (2016)

Elder Abuse
The New England Journal of Medicine (November 12, 2015)

Intimate Partner Violence, Consequences on Women’s Health, and Promising Interventions
Journal of Women’s Health (January 2015) Guest Editors: Samia Noursi, PhD, and Lisa Begg, DrPH

TED Talks – Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don’t leave

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