Presenting at the Together for Families Conference

15 Oct 2020
90by30 and CPAN Director Jeff Todahl, along with colleagues from Center for the Study of Social Policy and San Francisco's Safe and Sound, presented October 14 at the Together for Families Conference on "Community Conditions that Strengthen Families." Even when in-person conferences aren't an option, we're excited to still be able to come together in a virtual space!

Remembering Jim Bartko

17 Mar 2020
Jim Bartko, who pledged the proeeds of his recent autobiography "Boy in the Mirror" to a UO scholarship fund and to the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, passed away yesterday, March 16. With deep sadness and gratitude for Jim's legacy, we will do everything we can to honor his memory by continuing to share his story and message. Read today's Register-Guard article on Jim's life here . Co-author Bob Welch says of Jim's book, "He wanted to do this for the right reason: to help other people. He didn’t care about the repercussions. It was important for him to share this part of his life.”

"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...

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...

Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect

The mission of the Center is to act as a convening body to design, coordinate, facilitate, and measure a community-campus collective impact initiative toward violence prevention, with the initial priority of reducing child abuse and neglect in Lane County 90 percent by 2030.​ Although an impressive body of empirical research has increased our understanding of child abuse and neglect intervention...