Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy is Keynote Speaker at Child Abuse Prevention Services LI Legislative Breakfast — Keeping Kids Safe from Abuse in Tough Economic Times

History has shown that when the economy is bad, children do not fare well. Almost 16,000 reports of child abuse and neglect were investigated on Long Island in 2008, with Nassau and Suffolk counties reporting an increase of 9% and 8% respectively. In spite of the strong link between the increase in reports of child abuse and neglect and a downturn in the economy, government, schools and the community all play a role in preventing child abuse and protecting children.

Long Island, NY, March 21, 2009 --( What: A morning of discussion and debate among local legislators, family court judges, school administrators and community leaders who will examine how the economy is affecting our children and families, look at legislation to determine whether our children are being protected and explore creative solutions through collaboration to prevent child abuse.

When: 8:30 am – 9:45 am, Friday, March 27, 2009

Where: Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY

Info Flyer:

Child Abuse Prevention Services
Donna Cattano
516-621-0552 or 631-289-3240
Alternate contact: Alane Fagin