Madison was a vivacious, athletic ten-year-old who loved spending time playing outside. That was until a new neighbor began showing special interest in her. Clay was in high school, enjoyed playing sports, and was always interested in playing with her and the younger kids in the neighborhood. He soon began to single Madison out, inviting her over to his house, isolating her from the other kids, and ultimately taking advantage of their new friendship.
Madison's parents noticed she had stopped enjoying her favorite activities and became reclusive. When they asked her why she had stopped playing outside with her friends, she found the courage to tell them what had happened. They immediately notified law enforcement. A detective met the family at the Center where Madison had a forensic interview. One of our family advocates met her parents and reviewed what would happen next and the services that were available to their family. Madison now receives therapy services at the Center where she is working on her coping skills and feelings of fear and guilt. She enjoys meeting with her therapist and was happy to report that she's enjoying more time outside again. Madison's parents recently had contact with their family advocate and were updated on the progression of the case. When you support the Center, you are supporting kids like Madison and the team of professionals who work to give her back her childhood and so much more.
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