Helping Victims Of Child Abuse During National Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

CPS recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with march down Main Street

CPS recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with march down Main Street

"If you see any child abuse or neglect, you must report it".

Mann noted, "According to a study by Darkness to Light, about one in 10 children experiences the trauma of sexual abuse before age 18, typically at the hands of someone the child knows and trusts".

Together, in small or big ways, people can help bring awareness to child abuse and neglect and make a difference in communities.

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and the Gordon County Child Advocacy Center is holding the Great Chili Challenge tomorrow, April 21 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.at the Gordon County Social Services Building, located at 121 Newtown Road in Calhoun.

In early April, multiple agencies and the public participated in placing pinwheels at the Calhoun Depot for Pinwheels for (Child Abuse) Prevention, in honor of Child Abuse Prevntion Month. Perrigo Company, along with several other community contributors, came out to Safe Harbor to support the cause.

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One hundred and eighty - that's the number of child abuse reports Children and Youth Services of Lycoming County has received since the start of 2017. But how do we know if we're overstepping our boundaries?

Nicole Blais of Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start told 22News that knowing the signs of child abuse can be critical to preventing it.

NeglectThe leaving of a child in a situation where the child would be exposed to a substantial risk of physical or mental harm, without arranging for necessary care for the child, and the demonstration of an intent not to return by a parent or guardian of the child. "At the YMCA, we are fully committed to doing our part to protect kids from abuse in our community".

It's not always the parents who abuse a child. Those numbers only represent cases reported and substantiated to child protection services; many go unreported. She said it's important for TCU to host the Pinwheel Project because students may not be very aware of child abuse.

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