NHT COVID-19: Tina Cloer of Children’s Bureau on Rising Child Abuse and Project Courage to Shelter Children

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While reports of child abuse are down, incidents of abuse are increasing in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tina Cloer is the CEO of Children’s Bureau joins us to discuss their efforts in helping children and families financially, monitoring at-risk children, and their Project Courage shelters that house children while their parents and guardians fight the coronavirus. Support their work at www.childrensbureau.org/. Visit this link to learn more about Project Courage: www.childrensbureau.org/news/press-release-april-8-2020/.

About Children’s Bureau, Inc

Children’s Bureau, Inc. is a private nonprofit that has served children and families since 1851 and we’re here because many families need help to overcome the challenges that sometimes lead to unhealthy behaviors and threaten a child’s well-being.

We offer an array of human services to Indiana children and families. Guided by our vision of a healthy family for every child, highly-trained case managers identify and address issues that tear families apart. They do so in different ways:

Prevent – Empower families with professional support and community resources to eliminate issues that lead to entry into the child welfare system.
Intervene – Work with families who find themselves in the “system” to accomplish the required goals to keep their children.
Protect – Recruit and strengthen foster and adoptive homes.
Support – Mentor older youth transitioning from foster care to independent living.

About the Show

Now Hear This is a conversation with leaders in Indianapolis that are working to improve the lives of Hoosiers. Our goal is to empower you to join in their work and make a difference while informing you about the unseen aspects of life in Indiana. Now Hear This airs weekends on Q95, Fox Sports 1260AM, Alt 103.3, Real 98.3 and iHeart Radio stations in Indianapolis as an effort to share the work of local nonprofits with listeners.

About the Host

Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits.

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