Opportunity House helping to protect children who have been sexually abused
Melissa Haydt, VP Children’s Alliance Center, discusses the services provided for sexually abused children. It has been 11 years since the center has operated under the umbrella of Opportunity House. Melissa says, “Each year the numbers of cases seem to go up. Since the Sandusky case more abuse cases are reported.” The benefit is the more that people are aware the more protection services can be put in place.
Talks about the signs of abuse and the appropriate responses if there is a concern about the possibility of abuse. Law enforcement or Children in Youth Services refer cases to the Children’s Alliance Center where the environment is child friendly.
Ultimate goal is to have a successful prosecution in a case and to get the children and their families the services they need to heal.
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