The Military Children's Six Foundation - Child Protection & Legal Defense Fund
Prevention, Paramountcy, Partnership, Protection and Parental Responsibility
Colonel Adrienne Schaffer (Ret.) Esq.
The Military Children’s Six Foundation “Child Protection and Legal Defense Fund
As Guardians of the Ward, the Military Children’s Six Foundation (MC6) Child Protection and Legal Defense Fund (CPLD) primary mission is to promote public awareness, prevention, and early identification of child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth. MC6 fulfills this purpose through advocacy, representation, awareness training, community awareness (via social events), and social media campaigns.
Specific emphasis is placed on evidence-based, and research-informed primary and secondary prevention/intervention programs, which focuses on preventing abuse before it occurs for the first time, or any recurrence. Research literature strongly suggests that primary prevention is most often the least expensive and most effective means of solving a wide range of social problems, including child abuse and neglect, and sexual assault. We believe in being proactive, and providing help before a crisis begins.
Provides trauma-informed assessment, through MC6 network partners, and, or the dissemination of pertinent information, rehabilitation resources, and treatment options to persons who are involved in alleged incidents of child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, and problematic sexual behavior in military children and youth.
Provides appropriate resources and referral information and trauma-informed support to persons who are involved in alleged incidents of child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, or problematic sexual behavior in military children and youth who are not or may be eligible to receive treatment at a military treatment facility.
Collaborates and coordinates with responsible Federal and civilian authorities and organizations to address child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth among populations to which this Fund applies.
Ensures that personally identifiable information (PII) collected in the course of FAP activities is safeguarded to prevent any unauthorized use or disclosure and that the collection, use, and release of PII is in accordance with Section 552a of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), also known and referred to in this issuance as the “Privacy Act of 1974.”
Military Children’s Six Foundation CPLD incorporates prevention, education, and training efforts to make all stakeholders aware of the scope of child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth, as well as to facilitate collaborative and cooperative efforts whenever appropriate.
The CPLD will include:
Efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth, both universal and targeted, include general public awareness, information, and education about healthy interpersonal relationships.
B. Direct Services for Child Abuse and Neglect and Domestic Abuse.
Identification, treatment, counseling, rehabilitation, follow-up, and other services, are directed towards victims of abuse, perpetrators of abuse, and their families.
Clinical case staff meeting(s) to make recommendations for trauma-informed treatment.
C. Direct Services for Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth.
Identification, treatment, counseling, rehabilitation, follow-up, and other services directed towards children and youth exhibiting or impacted by problematic sexual behavior, and their families. These services will be offered locally through:
A trauma-informed coordinated community response.
An MC6 multi-disciplinary team designated to respond to problematic sexual behavior in children and youth is tasked with monitoring the risk to and safety of all children and youth involved in an incident of problematic sexual behavior (whether exhibiting or impacted by the behavior), making recommendations for treatment, supportive services, and case management, and coordinating parent engagement.
A trauma-informed parent engagement strategy for both the child impacted by such behavior and the child exhibiting such behavior.
D. Victim Advocacy. Safety planning services and comprehensive assistance and liaison to at-risk individuals and families.
All services, logistical support, and equipment necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the CPLD, including:
Developing local memoranda of understanding with civilian agencies and organizations for reporting cases, providing services, and defining responsibilities when responding to child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth.
As Guardians of the Ward, the Military Children’s Six Foundation and Legal Defense Fund's priority is, Protection, Accountability, and Representation committed to:
Protecting Children from Child Abuse, Neglect, and Harm.
Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse and Trauma.
Protecting Children from the Threat of Harm and Abuses.
Advancing and Protecting the Rights of Children of Deceased or Severely injured Veterans.
Providing Financial Assistance to Pay or Subsidized Legal Costs in the interest of a Child’s Safety, Security, and Stability.
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Definitions. Unless otherwise noted, these terms and their definitions are for the purpose of what we this part.
Child. An unmarried person under 18 years of age for whom a parent, guardian, foster parent, caregiver, an employee of a residential facility, or any staff person providing out-of-home care is legally responsible. The term ‘‘child’’ means a biological child, adopted child, stepchild, foster child, or ward. The term also includes a sponsor’s family member (except the sponsor’s spouse) of any age who is incapable of self-support because of mental or physical incapacity.
Child abuse. The physical or sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of a child by a parent, guardian, foster parent, or a caregiver, whether the caregiver is intrafamilial or extrafamilial, under circumstances indicating the child’s welfare is harmed or threatened. Such acts by a sibling, other family members, or other people shall be deemed to be child abuse only when the individual is providing care under express or implied agreement with the parent, guardian, or foster parent. [Caveat: In some cases, individuals who harm a child despite the lack of a familial relationship or entrustment with a child’s care are also considered child abuse.]
Child sexual abuse. The employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement, or coercion of any child to engage in, or assist any other person to engage in, any sexually explicit conduct or simulation of such conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, or the rape, and in cases of the caretaker or inter-familial relationships, statutory rape, molestation, prostitution, or other forms of sexual exploitation of children, or incest with children.
Out-of-home care. The responsibility of care for and/or supervision of a child in a setting outside the child’s home by an individual placed in a caretaker role. Examples include a child development center, school, recreation program, family childcare, and childcare activities that may be conducted as a part of a faith-based program or as part of another morale, welfare, or recreation program. Donate Now Here