7/3/2013 - Northcentral University Donates $5,000 to Childhelp® Speak Up Be Safe™ Program

 Initiative provides school-based, child abuse prevention education.  

PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZ, July 3, 2013 – Northcentral University (NCU) today announced a $5,000 donation to Childhelp's Speak Up Be Safe Program, a school-based child abuse prevention education program focused on child safety.

"We are very proud to be able to support this initiative to provide child abuse prevention education in our nation's schools," said NCU Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Scott Burrus. "As a research-based program, Speak Up Be Safe is able to promote reflection and learning in a way that engages students and helps them develop skills to recognize safe vs. unsafe situations." 

The donation was originally announced during the NCU's annual graduation ceremony, which took place Saturday, June 8, at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Childhelp co-founders Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson were presented honorary doctorates in recognition of their significant contributions to society in establishing a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. 

"Mrs. O'Meara and Mrs. Fedderson are a wonderful example of what it means to become valuable contributors to their communities and society as a whole, which is what we hope to instill in all of graduates here at NCU," Burrus continued. "Their words of encouragement were truly inspirational for all of our graduates and guests."

About Northcentral University

Founded in 1996, Northcentral University is a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university serving professionals globally. Northcentral University offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Courses are taught one-to-one by a member of NCU’s 100 percent doctoral faculty, and there are no physical residency requirements. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). For more information, visit www.ncu.edu or call (888) 628-2078. For program disclosures, please visit www.ncu.edu/GE.

About Childhelp®

Since 1959, Childhelp has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children. Childhelp's programs and services include residential treatment services, children's advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp created the Childhelp National Day of Hope®, held each April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month that mobilizes Americans to join the fight against child abuse. http://www.childhelp.org/

About SUBS

Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe™ (SUBS) is a new and enhanced primary prevention education program, evolving from the Good Touch Bad Touch™ program delivered nationally and internationally since 1983. Speak Up Be Safe program targets child abuse and neglect in 1st through 6th grades, equipping children with the skills they need to play a significant role in prevention or interruption of abuse, neglect, bullying, and internet-related crimes. http://www.speakupbesafe.org/