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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Author: Thad Komorowski/Monday, April 2, 2018/Categories:

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APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PEVENTION MONTH.

One in four children has experienced abuse or neglect at some point in his life, according to the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence.

One in seven children experienced abuse in the past year.

In Niagara County, reports of child abuse and maltreatment continue to increase. Last year the Niagara County Department of Social Services investigated over 4,200 reports of child abuse and maltreatment.

 Thankfully, Niagara County benefits from a long history of collaborative response to child abuse. Niagara County’s Child Abuse Intervention Project (CAIP) is a multidisciplinary team of professionals from child protection, law enforcement, prosecution, medicine, victim advocacy, mental health treatment and the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Show your support!

JOIN US on Thursday, April 19 for the PREVENT CHILD ABUSE WALK! Rain or shine, we will meet you at the Oasis Shelter in Hyde Park near the volleyball courts on Robins Drive in Niagara Falls.

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