Child abuse is not an isolated problem. It affects each of us and it is only through each of us that child abuse can be prevented.

We go out on cases sometimes where there's six children in all; the youngest is one year old. You can't put that kind of responsibility on a 13-year-old.

It is important for the victims of abuse to know it is never their fault.

It is important for parents to talk to their children about good touches and bad touches.

We like to say 13, generally. It all depends on the maturity of the child.

One of the most important things we can do is trust our instincts.

We have such a great working relationship with Buckner. Everybody's got everybody's phone numbers. They are wonderful across the state. We feel good about placing our children with them, because we know their workers. They really care about the kids.

A lot of people in our community don't want to believe that child abuse happens in their neighborhoods — but it does.

It could have been a tragedy, had the children been still sleeping.