Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Child Abuse Prevention

March 24, 2013
Child Abuse Prevention
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

In this week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines," we take a look at a heartbreaking subject that touches nearly every community in the United States: child abuse. It occurs in all ethnic and cultural communities, across all socioeconomic levels, within all religions, and at every level of education.

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the United States has the worst record of the industrialized nations, losing five children every day to abuse-related deaths.

We'll hear from community leaders who are working to put a stop to this horrendous trend. Katie Albright and Molly Jardiniano of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, Debbie McCann of the Children's Interview Center, and Victor Rivers, actor, author, and child abuse survivor, join us for this week's episode of Beyond the Headlines.

Studio Guests

Katie Albright
San Francisco Child Abuse Center

Molly Jardiniano
Senior Program Manager
San Francisco Child Abuse Center

Debbie McCann
Children's Interview Center
Community Violence Solutions

Victor Rivers
Actor, National Spokesperson
National Network to End Domestic Violence
Author, "A Private Family Matter: A Memoir"

Additional Information

If you or someone you know is or may be a victim of abuse, please call:

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

Parenting is the world's toughest job! You don't have to do it alone. For parenting help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please call:

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center's TALK Line (415) 441-KIDS (5437)

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Dial 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

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