A new door providing hope and opportunity to children who are the victims of physical, sexual or mental abuse opened in Detroit on Thursday. The Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center, 40 E. Ferry, provides forensic interviews and advocacy mental health services to children through age 17. “Whenever we have a collaborative effort like we have here today, then the children are the real beneficiaries,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. “Anything we can do to make kids feel safer is important because no child should have to go through a traumatic experience like this.”
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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