Scranton, PA, March 30, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Get Involved Company is helping The Children’s Center of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties spread the news that April 2018 is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month for Wyoming County. The purpose of Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month is to promote the urgency for the community to work together to prevent child abuse in Wyoming & Susquehanna Counties. Specifically, initiatives in April will focus on increasing awareness about child abuse and supporting prevention services and those that advocate for the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
In Pennsylvania alone, there were 76,384 referrals of Child Abuse and Neglect reported to 67 County Children and Youth Offices in 2016, the latest date of available statistics. 365 of those cases were in Wyoming County and 444 were in Susquehanna County. And, since opening in the fall of 2015, 120 children have been provided forensic interviews at The Children’s Center and 63 of those children received medical exams for sexual and physical abuse.
To kick off Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, The Children’s Center team placed pinwheels at the courthouse to represent the children in Wyoming County who suffered physical and sexual abuse in 2017.
To learn more and to support The Children’s Center, please visit: https://www.getinvolvedco.com/fsanepa-standup4children.
Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (FSA NEPA) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that has served the needs of children, individuals and families since our founding in 1895. Our Children's Center (a child advocacy center) provides coordinated services for child victims of physical or sexual abuse in Susquehanna or Wyoming Counties, PA (forensic interviews, medical exams, coordination of victims services, and trauma services). Its mission is to provide a safe, comfortable environment for children and their families as they go through the interviewing and examination processes after disclosing some type of traumatic experience. To learn more please visit: www.fsanepa.org.
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