College Training Center Makes Debut
Posted: February 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.
Melba Shewmaker decided recently to part with a favorite bronze sculpture that features two children playing with a tortoise.
• Each year about 1 million children are confirmed victims of abuse and neglect.
• A 2000 Child Welfare League of America study shows the average turnover among child protection professionals is 40 percent for workers and 28 percent for supervisors, though there are agencies documenting turnover rates as high as 80 to 85 percent. The turnover rates indicate many service organizations don't have an experienced investigative team because of burnout.
• The Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services responded to almost 28,000 reports of child maltreatment last fiscal year.
• The National Child Protection Training Center (Winona State Center, Speaker’s Bureau and the Bentonville center) has trained more than 70,000 professionals in all 50 states and 17 countries.
Source: NorthWest Arkansas Community College
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