Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Get involved in the fight against child abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and the goal of this year's theme, "Good Beginnings Last a Lifetime," is to highlight prevention and actions that members of our community can take to keep children safe. Unfortunately, West Virginia has the highest rate of child fatalities from abuse in the country, and over 8,000 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect occur in West Virginia per year. As we conclude our month of activities, I'd like to offer some ideas on how we as a community can turn these numbers around. Rather than letting the statistics steal the spotlight, community groups have chosen to focus on the positive. The message connecting all of the events held in the last month was that together, as a community, we can make a difference in the lives of West Virginia children.

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