inMMGroup and inCity Magazine Sponsors
Child Protect’s SHINDIG Family Friendly Event
September 9, 2022 – For 2020, there are nationally reported 618,000 (rounded) victims of child abuse and neglect. The victim rate was 8.4 victims per 1,000 children in the population. (Source U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Children’s Bureau)
“inMMGroup and inCity Magazine are dedicated to using its talents and resources to bring awareness of child abuse and what it looks like”, says Christopher D. Thomas founder of inMMGroup.
Child Protect is a children’s advocacy center that provides a non-threatening site where a multi-disciplinary team is used to minimize trauma for victims of child abuse.
Each year, the Child Protect’s JR Board hosts what they call SHINDIG a family friendly concert event.
This year the event takes place Sunday, September 18th, 4pm-7pm CST at the Gardens of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
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About Child Protect
Child Protect is a children’s advocacy center that provides a non-threatening site where a multi-disciplinary team is used to minimize trauma for victims of child abuse. Child Protect receives referrals from Department of Human Resources and law enforcement agencies. Services are provided at no charge to the investigative agencies, nor the families in Montgomery county. Child Protect is designed to meet the child’s need for warmth, support and protection by providing a friendly, non-threatening environment where children are interviewed about the abuse.
After a report of is made to proper authorities, the child is brought to Child Protect by a protective family member, friend or law enforcement to be interviewed. The forensic interviewer, a person with special training in investigation interviewing, talks to the child. The interviewer may use drawings to aid in the interviewing process and collecting information. A video tape is used to reduce the number of times and the number of people the child had to tell what happened, reducing the trauma for the victim.
In addition to the forensic interview, Child Protect provides counseling and family advocacy (support throughout the criminal court process) at no cost to the victims or their families.