Victims Next Door

Victims Next Door: Part One, children in crisis Our goal is simple: to increase awareness of the need to report suspected abuse, in the hopes of saving children and families in our community. Check out this story on pnj.com: http://on.pnj.com/1z6Ftig

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

  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.  …

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11 Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs

Save on the rising costs of prescription drugs? As Prescription drugs continue to rise, the costs are becoming more of a challenge for both the insured and the uninsured.  Access to prescribed medication is critical for both children and adults.  Lack of access can result in increased stress, patients skipping doses to save money, or…

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FREE handouts to share

I have attached two FREE handouts for you to contemplate….what are the implications for policies and programs for children who are victims of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment? Note:  There are discussion topics to think about, share, and discuss at the end of the pdf documents.  Both handouts include information on verified cases only from the year 2012…

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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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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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