Local organization working to put an end to child abuse
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 12:20
The pinwheel was introduced as the national symbol for child abuse prevention back in 2008.
Each purple pinwheel placed on the lawn represents one report of child abuse or neglect in Trumbull County in 2016. "It is our job to protect children who do not have a voice". Events like Pinwheels for Prevention help to not only remind people that child abuse still exists, but also to report it. During his speech, Chief Carter cited that every day approximately five children die in the United States due to child abuse.
"We join with CARE House to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month and call upon all citizens, community agencies, organizations, and businesses to increase their efforts to prevent the abuse and neglect of children, thereby strengthening and protecting the community as a whole". The team will be passing out materials and talking to locals about how they can help.
Bringing awareness to the community is the number on goal.
"Rest assured that 6 children are 6 children too many", says Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.
"We know that everyone agrees that child abuse is a problem that needs to be solved, but not everyone knows that they can play an active role in preventing it in the first place", said Jim McKay, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse WV.
Child Safe recently added its own therapists, although they work in a separate building due to lack of space in its 102 E. 10th St. facility - a house, which Allen said was utilized on objective to make children feel more at home during interviews.
In El Paso County alone there were over 15,500 reports of child abuse and neglect in 2016.
Halfmann's Cake Cottage hopes to partner with the Children's Advocacy Center in the near future.
Child Safe serves children who are alleged victims of severe physical or sexual abuse, and provides advocacy for their non-offending family members. The campaign is all about educating the public on signs to look for and what they should do if they suspect a child is being abused. They want to be able to deliver those services in the rural areas where there are not many services available. Please visit our website, www.BivonaCAC.org/community, to learn more.
"The flag we raise today represents a simple moving image of a red field depicting blue paper-doll-like figures of children holding hands". A special cookie, made with love, bears the Children's Advocacy Center logo.