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Chris Kirchner, MSW, has worked in the field of child welfare for the past twenty-eight years. For twenty of those years she has been the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance. In her leadership role at the Children’s Alliance, an accredited children’s advocacy center, Chris oversees collaborative investigations of child sexual abuse cases in Philadelphia, an average of 100 cases per month. Located in Center City Philadelphia, the Children’s Alliance offers a child friendly facility where child welfare and law enforcement professionals collaborate with the specialized forensic interviewers and victim advocates on the staff of the Children’s Alliance, to ensure that abused children receive a coordinated and compassionate response. http://paphiladelphia.nationalchildrensalliance.org
Rhett Hackett is a male survivor of child sexual abuse from age 12-17. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show - "200 Men Episode", and has been featured on Radio, television, and newspapers. He has worked with the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance and corporate initiatives to promote awareness. In addition to mentoring children, he has also presented and reaches out to adult victims of child sexual abuse to promote healing along with providing testimony to change laws in the State of New Jersey.
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