It goes without saying that being a parent is not for the faint of heart. Juggling every day stresses coupled with the responsibility of raising the “perfect” child is enough to make even the steadiest person a bit frazzled. But, we must remember that as parents, we have the power to instill lasting qualities in our children from a young age.
Every young person I’ve been a Special Friend to over the years has had a unique story. Three I will forever hold close to my heart are Nancy*, Jolena* and Destiny*.
It is an amazing feeling to be able to help families find their new ‘normal’ and help them get them on a path towards healing. Child abuse and neglect don’t just affect the child; it affects entire families. That’s why employees like Mary are so valuable to our team.
Working with the Childhelp National Child Abuse hotline for nearly two decades, Karen has touched the lives of thousands of callers, helping them through unique situations ranging from understanding the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect to providing resources and referrals.