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DHS Balloon release for Child Abuse Awareness Featured

Written by  Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:36
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Poteau, Oklahoma - The LeFlore County Department of Human Services released 103 balloons outside their office on April 9, to bring awareness of the 103 victims of child abuse in LeFlore County.

 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families.


During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.

 

You can report child abuse and neglect by calling 1-800-522-3511.

 

For information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent contact 1-800-376-9729. Every child deserves a safe, loving home every day.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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