Abuse Reports Increase after Summer

The end of summer signals the return to school and abuse reports increase. Some children and youth have gone to summer camp, hung out with their friends, learned to swim, or played a LOT of video games.  Others kids didn’t have such a great summer; they may have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.   Young…

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Children in Crisis

I hope you did not miss the 8-part series in the Pensacola News Journal, beginning on April 26, 2015.    The series title, “Children in Crisis”, includes a subtitle, “Violence, neglect or rape affect an estimated 1 out of 19 kids in our area. In 2014, one out of 14 children in Escambia County was…

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Mark your Calendars: 9/24-26, 2015

Proceeds benefit local charities, including the following: Child Guardians, Inc. Gulf Coast Kid’s House Council on Aging of West Florida Ashley Lauren Offerdahl Endowment for Children’s Home Society of Florida September 24 –  6-10 p.m: Dinner and Silent Auction at the Sanders Beach Community Center, Pensacola, Florida September 25-26 Tournament at March Pointe Golf Club,…

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Food Savings Now!

A lack availability of adequate, healthy food is a critical indicator of neglect.  Nutritional food is critical for child health.   Have you checked to see if there is a One Harvest  food program in your area? The program is open to everyone-without eligibility requirements-offers wonderful food, and is a great way to stretch your…

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Lillie, a victim of child abuse

]A 2-year female toddler, Lillie, was permanently handicapped when her mother’s boyfriend dropped heron her head. The physical therapists working with Lillie report to Lillie’s social worker that she needs an additional strap for a piece of adaptive equipment designed to help her move around.  Medicaid does notcover the cost of the strap.  Child Guardians steps in…

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Meet Michael, a story of child neglect

Meet Michael. He looks like your average 12-year-old on the outside – baggy pants, shirt too large, baseball cap turned backwards. But on the inside……he is tormented, bursting with fury, and totally confused. His father left when he was born, and his mother turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her three children (all…

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