In this episode, we meet Maddy. Beginning when she was 11, Maddie was abused by a close family member. At the time, she didn't know it was wrong. She walks us through confronting her abuser, and eventually mustering up the courage to tell the rest of her family.
Maddie explains why she found the specialized care at Child Advocacy Centers to be so helpful. Now 18 years old, Maddie volunteers at CARE House. We hear from her mom, Susan, who serves on the organization's board. Both explain why they feel it's important to help other survivors.
The "It Shouldn't Hurt To Be a Child" Podcast is narrated by Karen Newman, and is made possible thanks to the generous support of Sheryl Hauk.
CARE House of Oakland County Website: https://www.carehouse.org/
CARE House Phone Number: 248.332.7173
Find a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Near You: https://nationalcac.org/