CHILD ADVOCACY IN YOUR COMMUNITY
April 8, 2010 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Approximately 3 million reports of abuse are made each year. In Syracuse, we have child advocates to stand by children and families; McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site.
The mission of the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site is to provide direct support for children who are victims of physical or sexual abuse as well as professionals working to address the issue of child abuse. McMahon/Ryan uses advocacy and education to inform the public about child abuse and other related traumas as well as to ensure that victims receive necessary treatment and assistance. The Site also uses education to inform the public of different ways to report cases of child abuse to authorities. The Site seeks to make a difference by providing a centralized location for coordination of the multiple disciplines within Onondaga County working on behalf of abused children.
Join us for a film and presentation by Julie Cecile about the child advocates in your community. Julie Cecile joined McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site in January 2008. She came to the Site from the Onondaga County Department of Social Services Legal Division. Julie oversees the day-to-day operations of the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site.
FREE and open to the public.