April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention

 

Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention

If you see one of 70,000 pinwheels planted across Florida, the Governor’s Office hopes you’ll think of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. And kids will know they’re safe.
44,582 reports of child abuse. Just in Florida. Just last year. Most victims were under 5 years old.  

Find out more; read the article below, and/or check out the resources on our web site  www.beaguardian.org

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

4 Comments On “April is Child Abuse Prevention Month”

  1. If someone suspects that a child is being abused, he/she is required to alert authorities according to Florida law.We need to do everything we can to protect children.

    • Gerard,
      Thank you for the positive statement. We totally agree! We know from research that the best deterrent to child abuse is reporting. If you have an opportunity to be involved in your community to help promote the prevention of abuse, we encourage you to take action.

  2. Mindy flores 408 south 14th. St. 9564346270 is smoking pot with,her daughter which is a minor and around the other kids as well she has no regard for there being free from the drugs she does around them and don’t let her house fool you look on the night stand in her room u will find drug pipes and she slaves her kids to clean while she sells her self online web cams and the kids are exposed to this she lets the older kids hit the younger ones mindy will also make her kids go into stools and steal movies orwhatever she wants that’s it please make sure those children are taken care of. She make look inacent but she has some bad morals she is passing on to her children thanks for your time

    • Nate, this is not a website for reporting suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. If you are in Florida, please follow the directions below. Please note: In Florida, it is the LAW that you must report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. If you not in Florida, please call the national hotline 1-800-799-7233.

      If you feel a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

      IN FLORIDA:
      A new and improved online abuse reporting tool for the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Florida Abuse Hotline is now available. This new reporting tool is available to professionally-mandated reporters, as well as the general public, as an additional avenue to report suspected cases of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults. The new online reporting tool is in addition to the existing toll-free line at
      1-800-96-ABUSE, TTY 1-800-955-8771, and fax at 1-800-914-0004.

      Features of the new online form:

      Does not require a login and password
      Allows attachment of important documents
      Personal information of the individual reporting abuse will always remain confidential, and individuals can remain confidential.
      The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day and 7 days a week of known or suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment and reports of known or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. To make a report you can –

      report online at https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/
      call 1-800-962-2873
      Florida Relay 711 or TTY 800-955-8771 
      fax your report to 800-914-0004
      If you suspect or know of a child or vulnerable adult in immediate danger, call 911.

      Legislation, signed by Gov. Rick Scott, requires any individual who suspects that a child has been abused by any person to report that to the Florida Abuse Hotline. Any allegations a child was abused or neglected by a caregiver will be investigated by the Department of Children and Families, while allegations of child abuse by someone other than a caregiver will be accepted at the Hotline and immediately electronically transferred to the appropriate local law enforcement agency where the child lives.

      Penalties for those who suspect a child is being abused but fail to report it have been increased from a misdemeanor to a felony. Financial penalties also have increased.

      About the Florida Abuse Hotline
      More than 1 million children are victims of child abuse and neglect each year, according to state child protective service agencies. Many victims don’t receive help because they are not reported to the system. These abused and neglected children span all ages, races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds.

      Child maltreatment includes actions that result in the imminent risk of serious harm, death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation of a child under age 18 by a parent or caretaker.
      When parents can’t, don’t or won’t protect their children, the Department of Children & Families steps in to help, providing a full spectrum of services, from parenting classes and respite care to transportation and child care. The goal of the department is to keep children safe in their own families when possible.

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