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National Reunification Month: “Pink Shackles” – A Discussion on Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice
By Loraine Ballard Morrill, Philadelphia Community Podcast, iHeart Media | June 11, 2021
Former Stoneleigh Fellow Leslie Acoca joined the Philadelphia Community Podcast to speak about girls and the way sexual trauma can impact their health and lead to interactions with the child welfare and youth justice systems.
The trauma experienced by Girls who have been sexually abused can have a profound impact on their physical and emotional health which in turn can lead girls being arrested for offenses like running away or truancy. Monday, June 14th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm – The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance is hosting “Pink Shackles” a Discussion on Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice System. I speak with panel members Alea Cummings, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Lead Therapist with the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance and Leslie Acoca, MA, MFT Girls Health Screen.