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Public News Service - ID: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

PHOTO: The Strengthening Families Training Institute gets underway today in Boise for two days of sharing tools to protect children from abuse and neglect. Photo credit: Pixabay.com.

BOISE, Idaho - Child abuse and neglect prevention, and healing for the abused are the focus of the Strengthening Families Training Institute, which gets underway Tuesday at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center for two days of sharing tools to protect children and families. Pat Stanislaski, directo

PHOTO: A proposal to increase Idaho's minimum wage by $2.50 over two years is expected to be introduced in the Legislature. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BOISE, Idaho - Advocates for boosting Idaho's minimum wage say they're trying again in the state Legislature. "Lift Up Idaho," a coalition pushing for a minimum wage increase, is made up of a variety of nonprofits, charities and religious organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwe

PHOTO: Every new parent should make a

BOISE, Idaho - Everyone knows babies cry, but some babies cry more than others. While covering basic needs can calm an infant, it's not always that simple. With the unpredictability of a crying child in mind, a collaboration of children's advocacy groups has unveiled the Crying Plan. The idea is fo

PHOTO: More than 22,000 people in the Treasure Valley are going to be trained to prevent child sexual abuse. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Two hours in training to protect Idaho children from child sexual abuse. More than 22-thousand in the Boise area will undergo the training in the coming months. Comments from Michael Graves, national director of partnering in prevention at the Redwoods Group Foundation. The organizati

PHOTO: The Idaho Children's Trust Fund wants parents to ask teachers if they've taken the

BOISE, Idaho - There's a new question to ask as kids head back to school this month. A child sexual abuse prevention group wants parents to quiz teachers, principals, coaches - anyone who has contact with children - about whether they have taken the "Stewards of Children" training. Roger Sherman, e

ILLUSTRATION: April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month is focused on preventing violence on campuses, while recognizing that assaults can be more than physical in nature. Groups are calling out behaviors and instances that attempt to

BOISE, Idaho - It's back to school for April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Idaho. While awareness is important, Kelly Miller, executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence said "action" is the focus as her group works with college and university campus leaders

PHOTO: Idaho Children's Trust Fund has issued grants as part of a campaign to reach five percent of Idahoans for child sexual abuse prevention training. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

BOISE, Idaho – One in five children is sexually solicited on the Internet. One in 10 is sexually abused before his or her 18th birthday. And almost every incident could be prevented. Those statistics are learned in the Stewards of Children training to prevent child sexual abuse, and thre

PHOTO: The Idaho Dept. of Correction is one of five Idaho Children's Trust Fund grantees receiving funding for programs to prevent child abuse and neglect. Photo credit: IDOC

BOISE, Idaho - Strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect takes deliberate actions - through training and assistance. That's the tenet from the Idaho Children's Trust Fund (ICTF) as it issues grants this week to five programs around the state. ICTF executive director Roger Sherman s

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