Dale commissioners promote child abuse prevention awareness

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"Since the Chattanooga FJC opened in 2014, we have been working together with our onsite partner organizations to show that our community is committed to stopping family violence including child abuse" says Valerie Radu, executive director of the Chattanooga Family Justice Center.

If one child in our community is abused, that is one too many.

On average, five children in the United States die every day from abuse related injuries.

The event also served as a reminder for all Coloradans about the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437), for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.

Twenty men have been arrested across Victoria during police raids targeting online child abuse material, authorities have said.

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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. "If a child has a change in behavior, has a fear of going home". Report the abuse right away. "When you're talking about abuse that can be physical or sexual".

- Ensure that organizations, groups and teams that your children are involved with minimize one-on-one time between children and adults. All hotline calls are routed to the county where a child resides.

The Pinwheel is the symbol for Prevent Child Abuse America.

"I wish we didn't have to exist", Johnson said.

In support of National Child Abuse Awareness Month, University Medical Center placed pinwheels in their courtyard's garden Monday morning. Three specific actions - mentoring children and parents, advocating for family friendly policies in the workplace, and donating time and money - relate to child abuse while giving the public tools and resources they need. The blue pinwheels represent the happy, healthy childhood all children deserve.

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