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Citizens invited to ‘Stand’ against child abuse

Citizens invited to ‘Stand’ against child abuse

Bill Stephens

April 7th, 2017


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and GRADD’s Community Collaboration for Children (CCC) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services’ Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) invite you to help raise awareness.

CCC and DCBS are sponsoring “The Stand Against Child Abuse” on Thursday, April 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the side lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College

Several activities for children are planned, including bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, balloons, bubbles, a coloring station, and more.

This annual event helps bring attention to an issue that, unfortunately, continues to plague our nation, state, and local communities.

According to the most recent DCBS statistics, Kentucky Child Protective Services investigated 2,677 allegations of abuse/neglect of minors within Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties in 2016—including 1,187 cases which were substantiated.

To report an incident of suspected abuse/neglect, please call the Kentucky Child Protection Hotline at 1-877-597-2331 or your local law enforcement agency.

Citizens of all ages are invited to attend “The Stand,” and there is no registration required to participate.

For more information, please contact Kristy Clark, CCC Coordinator (270-926-4433) or Kim Butler, DCBS Social Service Specialist (270-687-7491).

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