Learn how to react to child abuse this April 19 and 26

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Susie’s Place is facilitating two separate Stewards of Children, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention programs to help you learn how to prevent and react to allegations of child abuse.

“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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