Audio is an incredible powerful medium to tell a story.
Typically I use this show to give you industry trends and podcast tips. But I want to share with you a project that I was honored to be part of, and really shows the power of audio and podcasting.
Recently, I teamed up with my colleagues at Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications, to create a podcast for their client, CARE House of Oakland County. CARE House is a CAC, or Child Advocacy Center, providing resources to victims of child abuse.
I gotta admit, I was a little nervous about this project, especially when we decided I would be the one interviewing survivors of some pretty awful stuff. I wanted to be sure I could conduct these interviews with the appropriate level of professionalism, and, well, CARE. Turns out, I learned a lot.
First, I learned how amazing these individuals are. I was able to talk to several women, their parents, and even an adult male who had been abused. They had two things in common. One, they were able to explain the incredible specialized treatment that places like CARE House offer. Two, they are doing, or planning to do, amazing things in their own lives. Additionally, I was able to speak to our local county prosecutor here in Oakland County, Michigan and find out was goes into holding perpetrators of child abuse accountable.
Child Abuse happens in all forms, across all demographics, and in all places. You won't hear my voice on this series - it's a narrative podcast, narrated by a voice well known in Detroit - Karen Newman of the Detroit Red Wings. It's not an episode of SVU - yes, you'll hear what happened to these kids, but just as importantly, you'll learn how they've been helped by CARE House and what's next for them. We've released 5 episodes with 1 more to come - and most are about 10 minutes.
Again, I don't typically use this space to promote individual shows I've produced. But I'm so proud of the work we've done on this project - I really hope you'll check it out. The name of the podcast is easy to remember. "It Shouldn't Hurt To Be A Child." You can find it wherever you listen to podcasts, or check the link in today's show notes.
It Shouldn't Hurt To Be A Child Podcast: https://www.podpage.com/it-shouldnt-hurt-to-be-a-child/
CARE House of Oakland County: https://www.carehouse.org/
Not local? Find a Child Advocacy Center Near You: http://nationalcac.org/
JAG in Detroit Podcasts Website: https://jagindetroit.com/
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