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WDBJ7 Airs Special on Child Abuse (WDBJ-TV)

Topic: Youth-Focused Initiatives

Schurz Communications’ CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV Roanoke, Va. aired “Childhood Lost,” a one-hour special on child abuse, on Aug. 17. WDBJ encouraged viewers to submit questions for experts to answer. Guests included representatives from Blue Ridge Parenting, Family Service of Roanoke, Child Protective Services and an attorney and guardian for children. Since abused children often have trouble discussing their experiences, WDBJ featured "Forgotten Victims," a program to help kids communicate using books, storytelling and crafts. WDBJ’s website provides links to resources and videos, including this interview with a survivor.


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