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The child sexual abuse statistics in the Philippines are similar to that of other countries, impacting 18% of their children with 50% of those children abused by family members. Since 1997, the Child Protection Network as successfully created a network of child protection specialists and opened 40 child protection units across the country that provide a child friendly environment using a multidisciplinary approach and networking to delivery medical, psychological, social, and legal services to abused children and their families. Join us as we learn about this successful and highly effective model.

Diane Cranley Interviews:

Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid - Dr. Madrid is the Director of the Child Protection Unit of the University of the Philippines Manila - Philippine General Hospital. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UP College of Medicine. She is also the Executive Director of the Child Protection Unit Network, an NGO that supports the training of Child Protection Professionals and the development of Child Protection Units in the Philippines. She is a past president of the Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association. She has been awarded as one of the The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service in 2001 for her work in child protection. She was one of the 5 Most Outstanding Philippine Doctors for 2004, an award given by the Jaycees together with the Dept of Health and the World Health Organization.