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!

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