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One Loud Voice conference:

A Multidisciplinary Team approach to child abuse

Coming Soon. 2020 dates and location!!

"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."

Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

child abuse statistics

According to the U.S. Administration for Children & Families, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2015. That same year, Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country served more than 311,000 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support to these children and their families.

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Listen to Captain Tonya Madison, Karla Tye and Liz Torricelli on SuperTalk Mississippi talk about the great work of the professionals in the state dedicated to protecting children.
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In Mississippi, every citizen is a mandated reporter, including faith leaders. Anyone who suspects or has concerns that a child may be abused should report what they know to child protection services and law enforcement. To report abuse, call 1-800-222-8000. The Catholic Church has taken a significant step in creating a whistleblower policy requiring all priests and nuns to report child abuse and to report any cover up of abuse. We hope other churches will take a similar step in establishing policies which protect children. All policies should include notifications to investigative agencies. Start the conversation with your church leaders. Ask what they are doing to establish sound church policies to protect children in your church.
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Being a forensic interviewer takes skill, compassion, patience and a commitment to put the needs of the child first. Although there are a team of people investigating the crime, the forensic interviewer is the person who is there to ask children questions in a non-leading, non-suggestive way which is on the child’s developmental level. In Mississippi, we are fortunate to have a network of trained interviewers who work at the eleven child advocacy centers in the state. They are trained to interview children who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, trafficking, and witnesses a violent crime. We were so privileged to honor one of those interviewers- Tomiko Mackey- with our 2019 Champions for Children award. Check out this great report on WLBT about the work of Tomiko and the other forensic interviewers! #MississippiStrong WLBT 3 On Your Side Sally Kate Winters Family Services Canopy Children's Solutions Wesley House Community Center Southwest Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center Hope Haven Children's Advocacy Center Natchez Children's Services @Family Resource Center of North Mississippi @Healing Hearts CAC @Mississippi Children’s Advocacy Center @Family Crisis of North Mississippi
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