Newsmakers to Feature Children's Advocacy Center

Newsmakers will air Sunday, April 9 at 6:30 am on WYOU and 11:30 am on WBRE.

    The Children’s Advocacy Center is the topic of Sunday’s Newsmakers Program. 

The monthly public affairs program is hosted by Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick. 

  Bugda and Mehalshick will have as their guests Mary Ann LaPorta, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA; and Shannon Peduto, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Luzerne County. 

   Both are strong advocates for children in our community. 

They will discuss the history of the Children’s Advocacy Center and how their teams assess and treat children who have been abused or neglected and take them on a road to healing.  The program will also bring awareness to the growing problem of child abuse and how community member can help prevent it. The panelists stress there is no excuse for child abuse.

Newsmakers will air Sunday, April 9 at 6:30 am on WYOU and 11:30 am on WBRE.  

 

IF YOU SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT CALL CHILD LINE

1-800-932-0313, is available 24 hours/7 days a week

Luzerne County Children's Advocacy Center Website

Children's Advocacy Center of NEPA  Website

The Children’s Advocacy Center is a private, non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide excellence in the assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

 

Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Unexplained injuries

Changes in behavior

Changes in eating

Changes to sleeping

Changes in school performance or attendance

Lack of personal care in hygiene

Inappropriate sexual behaviors

 

 

 

 


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