Child Safe is hosting their annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds.

Before there were children’s advocacy centers, a child would have to endure numerous interviews by many different people. That could be just about anybody like  a teacher, school counselor, school principal, social worker, police officer, and many others. These settings were not helpful when it came to the a child being able to tell about the abuse. Investigators who worked with these children realized that a system-wide change needed to be made to improve the system’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect. That's why the Child Safe house came to be set up in 1997.  They strive to make the place as friendly and inviting as possible - to make the child feel like they've gone to Gramma's house.  They get taped in their interview once, and that tape is used so that the child doesn't have to be interviewed or testify again.

This great cause needs all the help from the community we can get.  I spoke with Robert Cashman and Carolyn Green with Child Safe about the event and what you can do to help.

So be sure to attend the Egg Hunt at the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds this Saturday, April 12. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online. You must be 21 or older to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Dinner will be catered by Bandanna's and begins at 6:30 p.m. They'll also have great music by DJ Tarl Bentley. You'll have a chance to win a 2014 Dodge Charger Courtesy of Bryant Motors.

Find out more about Childsafe on their website, call 660-829-3434, email, or join them on Facebook.

Huntily yours,