The Child Abuse Council and the Trauma Care Consortium wanted to create a community understanding of child abuse, and they wanted to do it in a new, creative way. We applaud them for their risk-taking and we are supporting their efforts with the now what? campaign.
Designed to help us explore the reasons we ask this question as parents, grandparents, caregivers and in the many other roles we play in our community, and designed to spark conversation about the complex answers, we are working together to create an online dialogue. Because our world is shaped by the people in it, we want to share a little about ourselves and our work.
It's a team effort.
This group was pulled together as a unique team of freelancers who decided to tackle this project because of its creativity, content and character. It's not just another job. It's about contributing to an organization that is protecting our children and creating a stronger community.
The now what? movement is partially supported by funding provided by the Big Ten Conference Penn State Bowl Revenue Penalty funds, and distributed by United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties on behalf of The University of Iowa.
now what? is a project of the prevention team of the Eastern Iowa- Western Illinois Trauma Informed Care Consortium. This project is in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Iowa through the Community Based Prevention Response to ACES project.
now what? was developed after a community assessment of child abuse prevention in the Quad Cities and the project was born out of the Eastern Iowa - Western Illinois Trauma Informed Care Consortium team made up of:
Gwen Deming, CPPC
Tara Weets, Genesis Bright Beginnings
Christine Gradert, Family Resources Inc
Nik Kerr, CADS
Molli Nickerson, Scott County Kids
Alyssa Acton, Family Resources Inc