Tuesday, April 16, 2013
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Parish President Natalie Robottom joined other states and organizations around the country in proclaiming April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in an effort to promote child abuse awareness and prevention.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 3 million reports of child abuse are received each year which equates to 6 complaints per minute, every day. During the month of April, communities and organizations strive to educate the public on the issue of child abuse and neglect, as well as strategies to prevent maltreatment. “Child abuse can be prevented when we work together to promote nurturing parent-child interactions and support healthy family relationships,” said Parish President Robottom. “Please join me in bringing awareness to this important issue.”
In support of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the St. John Parish Health and Human Services Department will host a free Child Abuse Training Seminar on Monday, April 22, 2013 entitled “A Community Conversation: Preventing Violence Against Children.” The seminar is open to the public and will be held at REGALA Gymnasium, 194 Regala Park Rd. in Reserve from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A panel of trained professionals from the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children will lead the seminar. Please visit sjbparish.comfor more information about the seminar.