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Child protection advocates meet at VBC symposium

More than 100 child safety organizations from 33 states sat down to discuss problems facing children. More than 100 child safety organizations from 33 states sat down to discuss problems facing children.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

More than 1,000 child protection professionals and advocates are in town at the Von Braun Center for the 30th Annual Symposium on Child Abuse.

For three days, experts in the field will share the latest in best-practices in child abuse response and prevention. The symposium is hosted by the National Children's Advocacy Center.

More than 100 child safety organizations from 33 states sat down to discuss problems facing children. Conversation went from child sex trafficking and online exploitation to conducting forensic interviews.

Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason also delivered information on their defending child initiative. "We're working to reduce the incidents of violence in children's lives and to help those who have experienced trauma, and help them get back on the path to healthy development. Our partners in the child advocacy field play a critical role in this work and we will continue to rely on their valuable contributions," she said.

Every year, the NCAC conducts more than 500 forensic interviews with children on child abuse in our area.

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