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Child Abuse

In 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported an estimated four children die every day as a result of child abuse.  Listen to a number of perspectives and personal experiences of child abuse and child sexual assault in this series. The hotline for the Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse is 425-252-4800.

Episode 1 – Two local specialist,  Susan Ruby and Dr Anthony Eusanio explain aspects of child abuse.

Episode 2 – you’ll listen to the voices of people who work to keep our children safe in Snohomish County at Dawson Place, A Child Advocacy Center in Everett.

Episode 3 – 19 year old, Snohomish County High school Senior, Ivy Jacobsen shares her story on how abuse impacted everyone in her home.

Episode 4- Ivy Jacobson and her mother, Jennifer Jacobson share their personal stories of becoming survivors and thrivers of domestic violence.

Episode 5 – Snohomish County Child Advocate, Susan Moroso works on-call in emergency rooms where medical staff suspect a patient is victim to abuse. She talks about her own experience with sexual assault to break down how some child victims of abuse or sexual assault process the experience.


Interviewer: Yuko Kodama Editors: Ruth Bly and Yuko Kodama
photo courtesy of abdul nafiu abdul samad


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