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Alaska Family Physician is a Tireless Advocate for Abused Children
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 08, 2002
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5223
Baldwin-Johnson founded The Children’s Place in 1999. The Children’s Place is an agency with the mission of giving children who have been victims of physical or sexual abuse “a place to be heard…a place to be helped.” In coordination with the program director, Baldwin-Johnson has led the agency to be one of the most significant resources in the community and is a model for child advocacy programs in Alaska.
Over three million children are officially reported for suspected abuse or neglect each year. Approximately one in four girls and one in 10 boys will be sexually abused or assaulted by the time they reach the end of their teen years. What happens to children in their younger years causes permanent changes in the neural pathways responsible for how they then form relationships and respond to the stress in their environment for the rest of their lives.
Baldwin-Johnson and her team are working to help the abused and neglected children of her community find a voice. The vision of The Children’s Place is “to provide leadership in a team approach to ensure that all our children are safe, nurtured and heard. Our community will not accept child abuse and its effects and will work collaboratively so that:
- Every child who has been abused will be protected from further harm;
- Every child and family will be provided with support to put the trauma behind them;
- Every child in harm’s way will be safeguarded from harm;
- Every abuser will be stopped as early in life as possible.”
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