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Ending Child Abuse

by Kathy O'Connell

Abuse of kids makes me angry and sad. I think the more information kids and grownups share about recognizing and stopping abuse, the more opportunities we’ll have to make abuse go away.

In my conversation with Tracey Thomasey from the Support Center for Child Advocates, we talk about different kinds of abuse: sexual, physical, emotional, and neglect. One of the informational tools Tracey suggests is knowing and using the proper names for parts of the body, and she uses those words in our conversation.

I hope you’ll get some good information from this broadcast about dealing with a problem that too many kids deal with every day. I hope one day we’ll live in a world where nobody abuses kids. Until then, arming yourself with information and feeling comfortable about talking about this issue is a great way to help stop abuse of kids.

Below are five mp3 files - parts 1 through 5 - of the November 21 special. We divided up the show to make it easier to listen to in segments. We hope you'll listen to all five parts of this special.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

The best way to arm yourself in the fight against child abuse is with knowledge. Take a moment and visit the Support Center for Child Advocates to learn more.

The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County. Child Advocates is one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country.