We are excited to partner with Southwest Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center as our official charity for the 2019 Whistle Stop Challenge! April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we look forward to supporting this great organization in their efforts to help children in southwest Mississippi who are victims of child abuse. When you register online for Whistle Stop Challenge you will have the opportunity to make a donation to Southwest Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center. In addition, Defining Moment Events will make a donation to this organization with a portion of the proceeds from Whistle Stop Challenge. We appreciate your generosity for this great cause!
About Our Charity Partner
Southwest Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency established in 1999. The Center currently serves 5 counties: Amite, Copiah, Lincoln, Pike and Walthall. They provide abused children with a non-threatening environment in which they can feel safe to talk about what has happened to them, and where their healing can begin. A forensic interview is conducted by a trained interviewer questioning the child about the abuse allegations while other members of the investigative team observe via closed circuit television.
Team observation of the forensic interview reduces the number of times a child must be questioned about his or her abuse thus preventing further trauma to child victims. Team observation of interviews enables a coordinated approach to investigations. A coordinated team approach equates to a more efficient and effective investigation. Fewer interviews and more efficient and effective investigations result in cost savings to communities.