Child Abuse Advocacy With Leslie Slingsby

Regina McCann Hess, CFP®, CDFA® |

Leslie Slingsby is the CEO of Services and Operations at Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, a non-profit that serves child abuse victims. She joins the show today to share a glimpse into the important work that she does and how passionate she is about providing transparency and solutions in such a painful area. Hear how her approach brings professionals together in a new way that allows for the process to be more productive and less painful for children going through abuse.

You will hear about the services her organization provides and their philosophy for approaching child abuse allegations from the beginning. She also shares how they have been fundraising and what they are thinking of moving toward in the future in order to fund their life-changing programs. Listen in to learn about her personal journey as a professional, the challenges she has faced along the way, and more.

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What You’ll Learn:

  • How child abuse allegations have been handled in the past.
  • What Leslie and Mission Kids have found is a better way to respond to child abuse allegations.
  • The services that Mission Kids provides.
  • How fundraising works for their non-profit.
  • How to get involved with Mission Kids or support their work.
  • The struggle Leslie has faced balancing career and family life.
  • How networking can look different for females.
  • Leslie's retirement vision and goals.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “Kids no longer have to go and talk to multiple different people about what happened. We believe that the child should only have to come to one centrally-located, child-friendly facility to tell about what happened.” – Leslie Slingsby
  • “We’re all focused on what can make that child happy and healthy after something tragic may have happened to them.” – Leslie Slingsby
  • “I think men can go golfing or out for drinks with colleagues pretty easily, but with female colleagues, that can be sometimes challenging.” – Leslie Slingsby


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