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Know abuse. No abuse.

The National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) strives to end child abuse, neglect and all other forms of child maltreatment in three generations through education, training, awareness, prevention, advocacy and the pursuit of justice. The Center promotes reformation of current training practices by providing an educational curriculum to current and future front-line child protection professionals around the nation so that they will be prepared to recognize and report the abuse of a child.

Since its inception, NCPTC staff have trained more than 40,000 child protection professionals in all 50 states and 17 countries. Our training centers are located in Winona, MN and Bentonville, AR, and we host trainings for child protection professionals year-round. The ChildFirst® program helps individual states implement their own training courses. Currently, over 17 states, 839 counties and the country of Japan have or are in the process of developing ChildFirst® programs.

NCPTC also focuses on prevention, advocacy, and education through our programs: Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC), Center for Effective Discipline (CED), and the National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC). NCPTC and its programs are devoted to preventing child abuse before it even begins.

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) educates families and communities about the online safety and personal safety of kids. Our goal is to place safety tips, tools and resources in the hands of every child and adult in Minnesota and nationally. We also provide victim assistance to families looking for help with missing children, physical, mental and sexual child abuse.

The Center for Effective Discipline (CED) provides educational information to the public on the effects of corporal punishment of children and alternatives to its use. It is currently the headquarters

The National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC) is dedicated to ending childhood sexual abuse in three generations through awareness, education and the advocacy of children’s rights.