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English Tea and Garden Party, June 10, 2012

Come enjoy lunch and tea at Susie’s Place English Tea and Garden Party. Located at Avon Gardens, the event is open to the public and all ticket proceeds benefit Susie’s Place. Buy Tickets Online Now   [mappress mapid=”4″]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Susie’s Place continues to help children By Brenda L. Holmes, The Flyer Group DANVILLE — When a child is abused, there are professionals that can help him or her to find a voice — to confront their abusers. Susie’s Place is a child advocacy center in Hendricks County and is staffed with trained forensic interviewers that assist law enforcement and Child Protective Services by providing a child-friendly place to interview children who have experienced some sort of abuse/trauma. “Word is getting out and more and more people are utilizing our services,” said Emily Perry, executive director of Susie’s Place. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and is also the month that Susie’s Place opened its doors. The nonprofit celebrated its grand opening in 2009 and completed 195 interviews for children of various ages that first year. In 2010, the number more than doubled to 429 cases and were referred from 14 counties in Indiana. Continue reading at The Flyer Group

Susie’s Place needs new home

By Brenda L. Holmes, The Flyer Group AVON —  Steady growth and current facility limitations has forced the board of directors for Susie’s Place to look for a new home for its Avon operations. The board is asking the community for help in finding a new home to continue to serve the children of Central Indiana. Susie’s Place is the child advocacy center in Hendricks County and is staffed with trained forensic interviews that assist law enforcement and Child Protective Services by providing a child-friendly place to interview children who have experienced some sort of abuse or trauma. “We have outgrown our 1,500 square foot facility,” said Emily Perry, executive director of Susie’s Place. “I like our location; it’s just time for us to make a move to a larger space to fully accommodate our needs.” Susie’s Place celebrated its grand opening in 2009 and completed 195 interviews for children of various ages that first year. In 2010, the number more than doubled to 429 cases and children were referred from 14 counties in Indiana. Continue reading at The Flyer Group…

“Justice in our Communities” Training to be Held in Bloomington

Bloomington, IN – In recent weeks, allegations and discussions of child sexual abuse have filled the headlines.  It is easy to feel powerless and overwhelmed.  It is harder to turn our anger and frustration into positive action for child victims. On December 13-15, 2011, Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center, in partnership with The National District Attorney’s Association – National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, National Child Protection Training Center, Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, and Indiana Chapter of National Children’s Alliance will host a free three day training at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center for over 150 professionals responsible for the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of alleged child victims of crime. “To be chosen by the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA) and Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center to host a training of this magnitude and quality speaks volumes about the good work being done in Monroe County to strengthen the community’s ability to protect it’s children,” says Emily Perry, Executive Director of Susie’s Place ChildAdvocacy Center. With a mission of providing a neutral, child-friendly center for the investigation of alleged child abuse and neglect, while maintaining the comfort and safety of the child as its first priority, Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center opened its doors in Bloomington in March, 2011. Since that time Susie’s Place has …

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Susie’s Place Executive Director reflects on recent child abuse headlines in Indiana

AVON —  With child sexual abuse beginning to dominate national headlines, local child advocates have decided to take the opportunity to educate. “We were getting calls from the media and decided that this really is a teachable moment,” said Emily Perry, executive director of Susie’s Place, Hendricks County’s child advocacy center. Susie’s Place opened its doors in Avon in April 2009 to provide a neutral, child-friendly center for the investigation of alleged child abuse. The Avon center also serves Boone, Putnam, Morgan, and Montgomery counties. In April of this year, Susie’s Place opened a second center in Bloomington to serve Monroe, Brown, Lawrence, Greene, and Owen counties. Continue reading at The Flyer Group

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