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Get involved to stop child abuse

Get involved to stop child abuse

Gov. Paul LePage joined ME child abuse prevention advocates and law enforcement Tuesday at the State House Hall of Flags in Augusta to highlight recent efforts to combat abuse.

Police in Machinga district have expressed worry over the continued increase of child sexual abuse cases in the district.

"At DCFS, we are often "first responders" when it comes to helping families in crisis, and every day we see some of Illinois' most vulnerable children and their families", said Illinois DCFS Acting Director B.J. Walker.

Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, has ordered a "serious incident" review of the management of a complex child abuse case.

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According to Finkelhor's research, the rates of child physical and sexual abuse have declined significantly in New Hampshire since 1992.

"Research shows that investing in healthy child development reduces the likelihood of a significant array of costly conditions, including chronic health problems, premature mortality, lowered educational achievements, lost productivity, mental illness, violent crime, substance abuse and addiction, and the perpetuation of abuse and neglect", the resolution reads. One way to become involved is to simply talk about the issue of child abuse in our community. All events are open to the public.

State, county and local police will also participate in a variety of events throughout the state during April, which is nationally designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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