News & Events

Pinwheels for Prevention® at Legacy Emanuel Hospital

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Partnering with Randall Children’s Hospital and students from our neighborhood school, we planted Pinwheels for Prevention® in the children’s garden at Legacy Emanuel Hospital to help bring awareness about child abuse. We can all keep kids safe and families strong. Click here to read more about this great event!

Dr. Leonhardt, CARES Northwest Medical Director, discusses child safety and ways parents can protect their children when dealing with child care. Click here to watch the story. Contact Ashley Stanford Cone with questions or comments.

Slavic Community Radio’s Live podcast of CARES Northwest Prevention Educator Sally Blackwood – Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse:  Practice ideas for parents & caregivers

Please find the link for the podcast posted on our CNW Facebook page and click here for the CNW handout – Thank you to the Slavic Community Radio for giving our Prevention program a platform to provide tips to parents and caregivers!

Shop Around the Block: April 20, noon – 7pm

In support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, some of our neighborhood businesses are teaming up to help CARES Northwest! On April 20 from noon – 7 p.m., participating businesses will generously donate 10% of their proceeds to CARES Northwest’s child abuse treatment and prevention programs.

All the participating businesses are located on North Williams and Vancouver Avenues between Fremont and Skidmore. Treat yourself to something special from great local businesses, and support a great cause!

While you’re out and about, make sure to stop by Workshop Vintage (4011 N Williams Ave) to meet the CARES Northwest team and enter to WIN great raffle prizes.

Participating businesses:

  • Bread & Honey Cafe
  • British Overseas Restaurant Corporation
  • Crisp Restaurant
  • Lark Press
  • Las Primas
  • Lompoc Brewing
  • Somethings
  • The Whole Bowl
  • TreeHouse Children’s Boutique
  • Workshop Vintage

Legacy Health Systems: Nursing Matters published CARES Northwest Counselor Sally Blackwood and her tips on how to start a conversation with children about bullying. Click here to read the news story

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.

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