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One of the most important aspects of my life is working with abused and neglected children as Director of SAFE Spot, Children’s Advocacy Center. Here is a blog piece from another Child Advocacy Center located about an hour away from my own, The Dragonfly House. The Director and her staff are truly some of the greatest people you could ever know. Please follow their blog and learn more about the wonderful work that CACs do across the country! And take a look at my own CAC: http://www.safespotwilkes.org

A Voice for the Voiceless

PIRPerception is reality. A concept I learned about in one of my favorite high school classes and a concept that has stuck with me throughout the years. But over these years, as I have been educated on and been trained in helping victims of abuse, and especially children of abuse, it’s a concept that I am having to think about with a more open mind. As I hope you all can.

For instance, think about the question: “Wouldn’t a child who was being abused tell?”

This is perhaps one of the most common questions that I, as the Forensic Interviewer, get asked. And I get it. It makes sense. If I, as an adult, was being punched or kicked I would immediately tell someone. Or if someone began to touch me in a sexual manner and I had not agreed to this, you better believe that I would tell someone…

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