Over the next month or so we will be posting a #spotlightsunday each week. Each of these spotlights will feature our new employees, new interns, and those essential to establishing the CSC 20 years ago. Come visit us each week to learn a little about the wonderful people doing good for the children of this community!

We will begin this week with Lexi Madle! Lexi started recently as an Advocate Intern at the Children’s Safety Center, and we asked her a few questions about her and her job.

How did you become involved with the CSC?

It all started with my Field I class! I was lucky enough to have Casey as my instructor. Once she introduced herself and explained the center and the services provided, I knew I wanted to be a part of the team! Fortunately, I received the recommendation to intern at the CSC!

What is your favorite thing about being a CSC intern?

I love everything about the safety center and our team. The opportunity to work directly with clients and their families is incredible. I can honestly say standing next to these brave individuals as they begin their journeys of healing is one of the coolest things I have ever done.

Why do you think the CSC is important to the NWA community?

Child sexual abuse is a topic too often undiscussed. Though it makes people uncomfortable to think about, it is happening every single day. Fortunately, places like the Children’s Safety Center exist. The center raises a voice for those victimized by this hidden epidemic and offers a safe haven to the boys and girls that visit.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to rest and recharge for a few weeks before starting grad school! I was recently accepted to the MSW program in the School of Social Work. Though I am incredibly nervous, I am so excited to be given the opportunity to continue my education!!

What makes you smile?

Oh goodness! Lots of things make me smile, but I am going to go with being surrounded by positive people. Oh and videos of baby animals, always.

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