April dedicated to child abuse prevention

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The display will be up until the end of April in honor of child abuse awareness month. Residents can reach out to parents and children. "Our future prosperity depends on their healthy growth and development".

The Child Protection Team works directly with a variety of families providing them education, support and financial assistance. "Focusing on ways to promote the five protective factors, in every interaction with families, is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect".

Ms Pratley said the child may not necessarily repeat the harmful sexualised behaviour at another school and there needs to be individualised assessment and support.

A "Cherish the Children" award was presented to Dr. Patti Patterson, professor of pediatrics and director of child abuse pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Each year, The Bridge interviews over 1,000 children.

Blue Sky Bridge spokeswoman Faith Motter said she hopes passersby will reflect on how child abuse remains a widespread problem in Colorado, and their awareness of it makes an impact.

She said it's important to keep the conversation in the forefront. "Reporting numbers are up because of the awareness". The MCYSB will highlight them throughout April. There will be youth-serving agencies at the free event to answer questions.

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"It is an educational time", said Howard County Sheriff's Department Captain Jerry Asher, PCA Howard County advisory board chairperson.

The group found that the need in the community for this type of drive is great.

Previous year in Spencer County, officials investigated over 170 reports of child abuse, involving almost 250 children. The event is funded in part by Children's Fund, San Manuel Band of Indians, First 5 San Bernardino, and Southern California News Group. And on the west side of the courthouse will be a photograph opportunity for children with Chalk the Block. This rally in Amarillo will include various activities, including self-defense courses.

To highlight the event and increase participation through Community involvement and social media outlets.

"You know that it's out there". And to also remind us of the childhoods that many do not wish to remember.

This is in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month which takes place in April.