"Dozens observe Children’s Advocacy Day at S.C. Statehouse"

Dozens of people, including two classes of elementary school children, joined S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson on April 28, 2015, in observance of Children’s Advocacy Day. "We must be ever vigilant to protect the lives of our precious children," Wilson told the crowd gathered in the Rotunda of the S.C. Statehouse. Wilson was joined at the podium by Kim Hamm, executive director of the S.C. Children’s Advocacy Network; state Sen. Mike Fair and state Reps. Shannon Erickson and Mandy Powers Norrell. S.C. Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Silent Tears sponsored the event, which included an ice cream social for the students and legislators immediately following the news conference. Four television news crews covered the event.

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Silent Tears spread its message to attorneys general from across the country in June 2014.

The Silent Tears team traveled to Mackinac Island, Mich., for the National Association of Attorneys General summer meeting, where it unveiled a report entitled, “The View from the Trenches: Recommendations for Improving South Carolina’s Response to Child Sexual Abuse Based on Insights from Frontline Child Protection Professionals.”

The report – the result of a year of research conducted by Victor Vieth of the National Child Protection Training Center – identified training and coordination as being key to combating child sexual abuse.

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