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"Boy in the Mirror" Proceeds to Support CPAN

16 Mar 2020
This March, former UO Associate Athletic Director Jim Bartko released "Boy in the Mirror," an autobiography about his life in athletics and his sexual assault by a Catholic priest as a child. Proceeds from sales of the book will go to a scholarship fund and to the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect to support 90by30's work. CPAN co-directors Jeff Todahl and Phyllis Barkhurst were invited to write the book's afterword, in which they note: “It is an important moment when survivors break their silence to talk about their experiences, especially when it is done, as it is here, in part to support other survivors who may or may not have ever talked about what happened to them." Jeff...

Congratulations to West Lane!

4 Mar 2020
Big news from West Lane: The team received $6,000 from the Western Lane Community Foundation and $5,000 from the Siuslaw School District to implement Roots of Empathy, which is currently in first-grade classrooms at Siuslaw and Mapleton Elementary Schools. Congratulations to West Lane, and thank you to these wonderful donors for recognizing the power of the tiny teachers of the Roots of Empathy program!

OCAPS in the News

28 Jan 2020
The Oregon Child Abuse Prevalence Study (OCAPS), the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect's survey that aims to get an accurate picture of abuse and neglect rates by interviewing high school students, was in the news recently in this piece on Portland-area NBC station KGW8. The station's "Straight Talk" segment focuses on House Bill 4112, which contains funding for CPAN to expand the Lane County OCAPS pilot statewide. The bill also includes increased funding for Children's Advocacy Centers in the state and supports full implementation of Erin's Law, which requires all public schools to adopt prevention-oriented child sexual abuse programs. We're excited to follow this bill through...

90by30 Featured in CANTASD Digital Dialogue

11 Dec 2019
90by30/CPAN's Phyllis Barkhurst and Jeff Todahl recently talked to CANTASD, a service of the Children's Bureau, about engaging all community members as active partners in child abuse prevention. Check out the digital dialogue on CANTASD's website .

Parading Through Springfield

9 Dec 2019
Congratulations to the Springfield Regional Leadership Team on its incredible entry in the 2019 Springfield Christmas Parade! The team decorated a terrific float, complete with a balloon arch, a poster publicizing K(no)w More, and lots of "snow." Pretty amazing for 90by30's first parade experience!

Thank You for a Great Conference!

4 Nov 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended the 7th annual 90by30 Conference! It was a fantastic year, and we couldn't have done it without all our sponsors and cosponors. Stay tuned for photos from the day, PowerPoint slides from the presenters, and feedback from the evaluation.

Conference Registration is Open

17 Sep 2019
Friday, November 1, will be the seventh year of 90by30's annual Conference! This year's theme is "Moving Foward: A Connected Child is a Protected Child," and will explore how connection of all kinds, from collaborative state programs to peer-to-peer relationships, can create safe, healthy communities for kids and families. Join us at Lane Community College's Center for Meeting and Learning by registering online here . The day's schedule: 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:45 Welcome Moving Forward: Child Abuse Prevention and Lane County 9:45-10:30 Keynote: Miriam Calderon, Director of the Oregon Early Learning Division, speaks on "Raise Up Oregon," the state's plan to unite leaders from early...

Mary Gordon to Speak in Eugene

26 Aug 2019
90by30 is excited to welcome Roots of Empathy founder and president Mary Gordon back to Eugene for a special presentation on Thursday, August 29. Mary is here to help celebrate the success of rural Lane County's pilot year of her groundbreaking program to teach children empathy and compassion through interactions with an infant. Next year, classrooms in all seven regions of the county, including Eugene and Springfield, will join the ROE pilot. The presentation on "Viewing the Classroom Climate Through the Lens of Attachment-Aware and Trauma-Informed Teaching" begins at 10:30 a.m. at Prairie Mountain School (5305 Royal Ave. in Eugene). This is a free event, but space is limited and seats are...

Having Fun at the Children's Celebration

5 Aug 2019
90by30's Eugene and Springfield teams were at the Willamalane Children's Celebration at Island Park on Saturday, August 3, and made quite a splash with a photo booth where guests could pose with a sign supporting the K(no)w More campaign. The line for photos was impressive, and both teams met lots of new people they hope will get involved in preventing child abuse in their communities. You can catch our two urban teams next at the Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival on August 10 at Alton Baker Park.

Around the O Highlights 90by30

24 Jun 2019
The Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, 90by30, and the K(no)w More campaign were featured recently in the UO publication " Around the O ." More than a brief overview of 90by30's work to reduce child abuse, the article delves into the prevention strategies we've chosen, like Roots of Empathy, and explains how the K(no)w More website, which launched in April, is providing a way for community members to take action to create healthier, more nurturing communities for children and families. As CPAN Co-Director Jeff Todahl says, "We’ve found that a concerted effort that pulls in all aspects of a child’s community — parents, teachers, caregivers — one that points to actionable steps...