Commission recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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Each day the Escambia Child Advocacy Center works to prevent child abuse, but the month of April brings that prevention into the public eye.
Stephanie Myrick, director for the Escambia County Regional Child Advocacy Center/Kathy Hill Child Advocacy Center, was joined by Family and Victim Advocate Shawnda Brackett, on Monday as the Escambia County Commission issued a proclamation for the period of awareness.
Myrick said the local Center will be making presentations to third grade students across the county in by Escambia County Schools and Brewton City Schools during the month.
“We make plans to talk to students during this month to bring awareness to child abuse issues,” Myrick said.
The programs presented by the local Center are part of a nationwide initiative to help provide information on recognizing and preventing child abuse.
In June, the Center is planning another chance to bring awareness to the child abuse crises in our area.
A 5K “Let’s Run/Walk and Talk about Preventing Child Abuse” event will be held Saturday, June 3 beginning at 8 a.m. at Dogwood Hills Park.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Prevention services and supports developed by this collaboration can help to protect children and strengthen families.

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