Melanie Sachs will present her own survivor story detailing the impact that the Child Advocacy Model and Forensic Interview process had on her finding her voice and breaking her silence for the very first time in the wake of her abuse. Melanie will share her deep and ongoing connection she holds with the MDT (Multi-Disciplinary Team) members who worked on her case, and elaborate on how their role within the team impacted her experiences as a survivor. This unique presentation from a survivor will shed light on the value of the MDT in child abuse cases. Speaking about the journey that unfolded through the past 15 years of healing, faith and determination to use her pain for purpose, Melanie will explain how the involvement of a MDT allowed her to heal from her abuse, and get involved with victim advocacy and services.
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