The Children's Collaborative Action Team (CCAT), of the San Mateo County Child Abuse Prevention Council is putting on a FREE presentation discussing the need for citizens to take responsibility in reporting offenders, and experiences with reporting abuse in the case of Dr. William Hamilton Ayres case will be part of the discussion. (For more information on this case, see postings in US News on Male Survivor)
Please go to the CCAT website for the details, contact and R.S.V.P. information.
Follow the link below, and then click on the "click for more info" link in the box on the right hand side of the page.http://www.smcccat.org/index.html
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Human Services Agency, 400 Harbor Blvd. Bldg B, Belmont CA
CCAT FREE Community Presentation
TAKING ACTION WHEN NO ONE ELSE WILL
Join CCAT for a FREE evening presentation by Victoria Balfour, Investigative Journalist and citizens advocate whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine and many other publications and Jane Smithson, Attorney at Law and Mandated Reporter Trainer, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
From her own firsthand advocacy experience in the Dr. Ayres case, Balfour will offer her views on:
*Why it's important for parents to take their children's confidences seriously
*The damage done to children when they keep devastating secrets to themselves
*Options for parents who want justice for their children
*Working with law enforcement agencies when you're trying to make your voice heard