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April 7, 2014

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Many events planned to bring awareness to community issue

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PCA Council Chairperson Emma Welker said one of the biggest missions of the council is to educate people on how widespread child abuse is.

“The No. 1 causal factor of child abuse is a lack of parental knowledge,” she said. “A lot of different families have different risk factors.”

• Activities will conclude on April 22 with the FSA’s Angel Walk, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Indiana University Kokomo.

The Howard County FSA is encouraging local businesses to display window clings, signs, and pinwheel bouquets explaining what they plan to do to help prevent abuse.

Limited supplies of blue ribbons, pinwheel bouquets, window clings and signs are available through the FSA’s Prevent Child Abuse Program. You may request prevention materials or conference information by calling the FSA at 765-513-9328 or 765-860-0336.

Martin Slagter can be reached at 765-454-8570, martin.slagter@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @slagterm.

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