News & Events

Portland Radio Project interview of CARES Northwest Examiner Kathy McCready about program and prevention efforts

CARES Northwest Examiner Kathy McCready was featured this week (December 22) on Portland Radio Project’s “Community Voices” segment, discussing our program, services and community impact – thank You to Portland Radio Project for making this possible! Click here to listen to soundbyte

Oregon leads in preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

November has been a great month for Oregon, being recognized as a national leader in preventing shaken baby syndrome, a leading cause of infant death, by educating more than 80 percent of families of newborns about the syndrome each year. Click here to read more about this great achievement!


CARES Northwest receives $5 million gift to help break the cycle of child abuse in Oregon

CARES Northwest announced today a transformational gift of $5 million from an anonymous donor to fund significant expansion of its services for abused and neglected children. The gift will expand medical assessments and evaluations, trauma-focused therapy, prevention programs and establish a pediatric child abuse fellowship program. Learn more here.


Pinwheel planting 4-8-15April is Child Abuse Prevention month.
On April 8th, students from Boise-Eliot School planted 200 blue and silver pinwheels symbolizing the joy and freedom every child deserves in the Randall Children’s Healing Garden at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheel stands as an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright future they deserve.

Dan Leonhardt, M.D., Medical Director of CARES Northwest and child abuse pediatrician at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel explained signs of child abuse and neglect, Oregon’s child abuse statistics and the importance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Additionally, Odelsa Taylor, OAASIS abuse survivor, spoke about her experience. To learn more about this fantastic annual event, please see the KGW News article:


The Oregonian interviewed CARES Northwest Medical Director Dan Leonhardt about the surprisingly inadequate protection of children from different forms of abuse under Oregon law. Click here to view news story


FOX 12 Oregon interviewed CARES Northwest counselor Sally Blackwood about a spike in local child abuse cases, and the need to take a close look at who watches your kids this summer, no matter if it’s at daycare, or camp. Click here to view news story


Portland Society Pages recently released a fantastic article about the 2014 “Giving Hope” Dinner Gala, benefiting CARES Northwest. Over $60,000 was raised that evening, with the help of many generous donors. Click here to view article


Working in partnership with the National Children’s Alliance, we’re proud to unveil our new public service announcement, “Stand Up, Step Forward” coming to local television stations soon! Click here to view “Stand Up, Step Forward”


FOX 12 spoke with a panel of child sex abuse experts from CARES Northwest as part of FOX 12’s investigative series on child sex abuse. Kevin Dowling; Kim Jacobowitz and Linda Lorenz, M.D. spoke about the number of children CARES treats, what parents should watch out for and how child sex abuse can be prevented. Click here to view news story