April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!  I have attached two FREE handouts for you to contemplate. The information contains statistics about child abuse in Florida.   When you think of child abuse, what do you think about? The time during the month of April is a great time to discuss the implications for policies, programs, and funding for children who…

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Invest in Children

Invest in Children and Youth; The public has spoken!   ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““` Why invest? How do we invest?  What works?  The answer is prevention.   Chris Lolley, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Florida,  recently made a case for prevention based on 3 observations: 1. Prevention of child abuse is a local issue. Researchers have proven that…

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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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