CHILD USA’S PODCAST: A VOICE FOR THE KIDS
Season 2, Episode 3
Shay, and Melissa and Jerry Schuman share their stories as survivors.
CHILD USA Founder/CEO Prof. Marci Hamilton is joined by Shay, and Melissa and Jerry Schuman as they discuss how they draw strength from each other and stand up against their former abuser, Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys.
Season 2, Episode 2
Jim DeRogatis on R. Kelly‘s conviction
CHILD USA Founder/CEO Marci Hamilton is joined by music critic and professor Jim DeRogatis to discuss his history covering the very public R. Kelly abuse scandal, Kelly’s conviction, and the response of the music industry toward its troubling star.
Season 2, Episode 1
Stephen Rubino on his book ”Act of Faith”
CHILD USA Founder/CEO Marci Hamilton is joined by Stephen Rubino, Esq. to discuss his captivating book Act of Faith. They discuss how Steve became involved with the issue of clergy sex abuse and how Steve’s brilliant storytelling allows new audiences to join the conversation.
Season 1, Episode 8
PA State Rep. Jim Gregory on a Window to Justice
Marci Hamilton, Kathryn Robb, and Pennsylvania State Representative Jim Gregory (R-80) discuss the current state of child sex abuse statute of limitations (SOL) reform in Pennsylvania.
Season 1, Episode 7
Paul Offit, MD on Coronavirus Vaccinations
Is the COVID vaccine safe for children? Will there be enough doses in the U.S.? CHILD USA Founder and CEO Marci A. Hamilton asks vaccination expert Paul A. Offit, MD the questions we’ve all been wondering about COVID vaccines.
Season 1, Episode 6
Jon Hatami & Brian Knappenberger
CHILD USA CEO, Founder, and Academic Director Marci Hamilton discusses the child abuse of Gabriel Fernandez with Jon Hatami and Brian Knappenberger.
Jon Hatami is a member of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s. Office whose work on the case People v. Isauro Aguirre was highlighted by the Netflix docuseries The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez. Brian Knappenberger is an award-winning filmmaker who directed the film and brought awareness to this abhorrent case of child abuse and neglect.
Season 1, Episode 5
Justin Conway & Jennifer Niven
Discussing child abuse and the mental health of children with Justin Conway and best-selling author Jennifer Niven.
Season 1, Episode 4
Jim DeRogatis and Mary Mitchell discuss R.Kelly
Marci discusses R.Kelly’s heinous child sex abuse with the journalists who broke the story and what authorities could have done differently to stop it.
Season 1, Episode 3
Paul Offit, MD on COVID’s Impact on Children
Paul A. Offit, MD, and CHILD USA’s founder and CEO, Professor Marci Hamilton, discuss the current state of the pandemic and how we can better protect children during this time.
Paul A. Offit, MD, is Director of the Vaccine Education Center and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Season 1, Episode 2
Heading Back to School During COVID
CEO of CHILD USA, Professor Marci Hamilton, and Dr. Christine Dunleavy discusses the issues children , school administrators, and parents face while heading “back to school” this fall.
Dr. Dunleavy is the Mental Health Specialists at the Tedyffrin/Easttown. school district in Pennsylvania.
Season 1, Episode 1
Child Abuse in the Hip Hop Community
CHILD USA founder and CEO, Professor Marci Hamilton, discusses the prevalence of child sex abuse in the hip-hop community with Leila Wills. Topics include: R.Kelly, why we haven’t seen fewer lawsuits but also fewer victims coming forward in the movement and the reasons behind that phenomena, discussions on how we make the movement for justice for child sex abuse victims more inclusive, and curbing child abuse in the music industry.
Leila is a journalist and producer based in Chicago. She’s very active on a variety of social issues and is currently producing a film about child sexual abuse in hip hop culture called “Trapped in a Culture.”