Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Child abuse expert conducts training seminar for local advocates

A joint group from Talladega and St. Clair counties spent Friday learning about child abuse investigations from a nationally known expert detective in Lincoln Friday. Detective Mike Johnson of the Plano, Texas, Police Department has worked with child advocacy groups and sex offender studies since 1986. In his presentation to about 75 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, educators and child advocates at a training facility provided by Honda, Johnson focused on investigative strategies and the multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigations. We hunt bad guys, Johnson said. Johnsons talk, energetic and often humorous but graphically serious about the reality of child molestation, examined the process of an abuse investigation from the perspective of the child, with an eye towards minimizing trauma while maximizing the chance of a successful prosecution.

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