National Child Protection Training Center joins Gundersen Lutheran

Gundersen Lutheran Health System of La Crosse, WI, announced a new affiliation with the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) on Dec. 5, 2012. For complete details visit the Gundersen Lutheran website.

Questions and Answers about changes for the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC)

Winona State University has been a partner to the NCPTC since its inception. The new affiliation with Gundersen Lutheran will not change this long standing relationship. Review the commonly asked questions below to learn more.

Is the National Child Protection Training Center leaving WSU?

We anticipate the NCPTC will continue to be located on the second floor of Maxwell Hall on the Winona State Campus.

What is the relationship between Gundersen Lutheran and NCPTC?

Gundersen Lutheran and NCPTC have signed a letter of intent for NCPTC to become part of Gundersen Lutheran. The affiliation is expected to be complete in early 2013.

Does this new alliance change the relationship between WSU and NCPTC?

The relationship between WSU and NCPTC will essentially remain the same. The primary change is the establishment of Gundersen Lutheran as the new fiscal agent for NCPTC.

Going forward WSU will continue to host NCPTC on campus and will collaborate with the Center on programming and curriculum.

WSU has partnered with four other agencies that have supported the NCPTC since its inception in 2003. Staff of the NCPTC have been employed by the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the National District Attorneys Association, the National Association to Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Children and NCPTC as its own 501c3.

Will classrooms in the Center still be available for other WSU classes?

No changes are anticipated in the use of classroom space located on the second floor of Maxwell.

What does this mean for our CAST minor and child advocacy course offerings?

Child advocacy studies (CAST) program offerings are closely aligned with our university mission. WSU will continue to offer this programming and will explore ways to enhance or improve course options as part of our commitment to help end child abuse.

Is a formal relationship being established between Gundersen Lutheran and WSU?

The WSU Department of Nursing has had a long-standing formal relationship with Gundersen Lutheran for clinical study sites.

WSU welcomes this new opportunity to collaborate with Gundersen Lutheran through our shared support for NCPTC. We look forward to deepening our relationship and the potential for future cooperative efforts.