Hunterdon County YMCA recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

A protester displays a banner as thousands gather in front of country's parliament to demand more action to prevent child abuse after the widely-reported rape of a male infant shocked the country in Ulaanbaatar

A protester displays a banner as thousands gather in front of country's parliament to demand more action to prevent child abuse after the widely-reported rape of a male infant shocked the country in Ulaanbaatar

The executive director of Patsy's House Children's Advocacy Center, Denise Roberts, said to teach children that they should always say no when they are uncomfortable.

Here at home in Alabama, in 2016 there were almost 40,000 unduplicated child abuse and neglect reports and approximately 10,000 victims, according to the most recent Alabama Kids Count Data Book.

"Protecting children from sexual abuse must be the number one goal of every person who cares about the health and well-being of kids", said Bruce Black, Hunterdon County YMCA President & CEO. Nearly half of the nation's children have been impacted by child trauma, she said.

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The report shows that 90 percent of these children work more than 35 hours a week and 56 percent of them are happy about their work.

Prevent Child Abuse in Wyoming will join a nationwide observance of Wear Blue Day on Friday to celebrate child abuse prevention across Wyoming and the country.

Bartleson said neglect is simply a matter of not meeting the physical needs of a child.

The program is designed for organizations that serve children and for any individuals who are concerned about the safety of children.

Some advocates have proposed that the punishment for sex offenders be increased to the death penalty, but the organizers of Saturday's rally said they are opposed to capital punishment. Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee's focus during Child Abuse Prevention Month is to recognize those that are doing great things in the lives of children and encourage others to find ways to support families and children.

- If your child tells you that he or she has been abused, stay calm, listen carefully and never blame the child. "Let us make sure that nothing is happening to a child". "We hope to educate and also empower people".

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