April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Abbie Newman is with Mission Kids in Norristown. Newman say, before Mission kids, children of sex abuse were interviewed by the police and prosecutors.
“But now with Mission Kids they come to a child friendly center. They get to tell their story and somebody who knows how to speak to children and who asks them questions in an age appropriate and developmental fashion without leading them through their story so the child gets to say what happened in their own words. It’s less traumatizing and we watch children, frankly, to begin to heal on the spot.”
Newman was a guest on the AM Edition Wednesday morning. Mission Kids will hold its annual fundraiser Thursday night at the Radisson Hotel at the Valley Forge Casino.