Local Child Abuse Training Program

Local law enforcement officers and other first responders in child abuse cases are training to make the process easier for the children involved.

A national instructor came to Dothan to demonstrate how to interview a child and get the most information out of them without causing more trauma.

The Child Advocacy Center serves as neutral ground for all agencies involved in a child abuse case, to interview a child and get an accurate account of the events.

Instructor Julie Kenniston said, “The primary focus is to let kids talk and minimize the impact of the interview on the child so they're comfortable to discuss the things they know, in a way that is not threatening.”

The Child Advocacy Center always needs donations to help child abuse victims.

For more information on the program or to donate, you can contact them at 671-1779.

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