Ribbons on cars for child abuse prevention

Jeffery Wayne James

Thanks to community members, Warriors for the Children and the Children's Center of Medina County, child abuse prevention and awareness month got off to a great start. The department encourages all Pennsylvanians to wear or display blue ribbons as a way to signify the importance of child abuse prevention.

Across the country, April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

"We view childhood sexual abuse as a community crisis", Seidel said in a letter to donors.

It is an opportunity to pause from daily routines and acknowledge participants in the child welfare system who are committed to promoting the social development and well-being of children and families.

Awareness, she said, is one way to help children have the safe and healthful childhoods they deserve. Currently, practices from the Enhanced Resource Guidelines are being applied to 14 court sites nationwide, through the NCJFCJ's Implementation Sites Project, which fulfills the goal of improving the outcomes for children in care.

Employees say that child abuse is a bigger issue than most people think in Siouxland.

For more information, call Mercy Child Advocacy Center, at 712.279.2475.




Abuse does not follow any particular pattern, and it is not confined to one socioeconomic group. "Caregivers from all backgrounds, various lifestyles, and with all levels of education are investigated based on allegations of abuse and/or neglect".

Children's Trust of SC reports 17,662 confirmed cases of child abuse in the state in 2017. Of that number, 69 percent were for neglect, 26 percent for physical abuse, 4 percent for sexual abuse and.5 percent for emotional abuse.

"For what went on and what happened to us, and not only the sexual abuse but the psychological abuse that goes with it".

Snead's CPS team works to help offset the fallout.

Children's Home and Aid will also be hosting a Family Fun Night on April 17 and 5k Run on April 21 to continue their celebration for Child Abuse Prevention Month. "It has so many barriers for them to grow and learn and do well and succeed".

The jury deliberated the case from about 1 p.m.to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and came back with the verdict around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

If you suspect abuse or neglect call Scotland County DSS at 910-277-2500 or call 911.

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