All are invited to attend a FREE Child Abuse Prevention Seminar on Saturday, April 14, from 9-11 a.m. at the Upper Main Line YMCA, 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road, Berwyn, Johnson Room, Early Learning Center.
Sponsored by JUSTICE4PAKIDS the seminar features experts on keeping kids safe from sex abuse. “We all know the message of stranger danger, but in fact 90% of all sexually abused kids are abused by someone they know very well like a coach, a step father, a teacher, etc,” says Maureen Martinez, President and Co-Founder of Justice4pakids.
The line up of speakers includes:
Al Chesley, a former linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, who will relay his experience as a victim of child sexual abuse.
Dr. Marita E. Lind M.D. FAAP, a board-certified child abuse pediatrician who treats children who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse and medical neglect, will discuss the severe health related ramifications of child sexual abuse. She will teach parents the tell tale signs and symptoms of abuse.
Chester County Deputy District Attorney, Elizabeth Pitts, will speak what you can do if you suspect abuse and the typical profile of a predator and how they go about “grooming” a child.
Senator Andy Dinniman will also talk about the legislation he has introduced to help protect more kids.