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Radio Smart Talk for Monday, November 14:
"Say a little prayer for the kids."
Those were the words of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno Wednesday night as he walked back into his State College home after being informed that the school's Board of Trustees had dismissed him.
Paterno was referring to the young victims of sexual assault allegedly committed by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. A Grand Jury presentment listed eight young boys as victims.
Much of the attention of the so-called Penn State Scandal has focused on the adults involved in the case directly or indirectly. Many are asking, "What about the kids?"
On Monday's Radio Smart Talk, we'll talk to three child abuse service providers about sexual assaults against children, how to keep kids safe from predators, what to look for and how to get help.
Contact information to report sexual abuse or you have been the victim of sexual abuse:
Hero Project: 1-877-874-HERO (4376) www.heroproject.org
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg: 1-800-654-1211 www.ywcahbg.org
PA Coalition Against Rape: 1-888-772-PCAR (7227) www.pcar.prg
Stop It Now! www.stopitnow.org
Cathleen Palm, executive director of Protect Our Children Committee.
Tina L. Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
Kristen Houser, Vice President of Communications and Development for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
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