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.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Working to prevent local child abuse

April was designated Child Abuse Prevention Month. A proclamation was signed by Richard Tankard, chairman of the Northampton County Board of Supervisors, on April 10. Students at Northampton Middle and Northampton High schools attended a assembly sponsored by the Parenting by Support Program and the Northampton County Extension Office. Motivational speaker Derius Swinton from Richmond offered a message of encouragement and advice to the students to overcome life's challenges and strive to reach their full potential. Staff and students had a moment to share appreciation for each other as students thanked those they felt were a positive influence in their life. Prevention programs targeted at children can improve a child's awareness of how best to avoid child abuse and other dangerous situations.

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