Child Abuse Prevention Month features training, movies, fishing

by Abel Hampton April 4, 2018, 2:05
Child Abuse Prevention Month features training, movies, fishing

"The reality is these offenders are typically in the home or in the immediate context of the neighborhood and we are seeing nearly 100% of the time our child abuse victims know their offenders by name", Chief Standridge said. Abusing a child, for all obvious reasons, is a despicable act that results more times than not in the cycle of abuse continuing at the hands of those once abused.

Each year we welcome this visible demonstration of support for prevention as the flawless opportunity to remind citizens they can take an active role in support of children and families.

In 2017, Child Protective Services reported 1,203 cases of confirmed abuse in Lubbock.

There are many signs to look out for regarding child abuse. Children who experience abuse are twice as likely to commit violent crimes in the future.

As the saying goes, "no man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child". Leading up to Healthy Kids Day (r)-a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids-Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent child sexual abuse. "Let us make sure that nothing is happening to a child".

April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. All hotline calls are routed to the county where a child resides.

On Monday, the Children's Assessment Center kicked off the month with their community partners to help in the fight against child abuse. We wish their services were not necessary, as do they.

The center is set up so the child who has been victimized need only speak once about the experience. Pinwheel gardens are now being sold for $25 per dozen for each business or home, with the money raised being used to combat child abuse in the community.


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