Preventing Child Abuse (Aired on November 9, 2012)

Seated: Substitute Co-host Rotarian Dave Kruger. Standing: (L) Co-host Sarah O’Connell, guest Dana Gavin

Seated: Substitute Co-host Rotarian Dave Kruger. Standing: (L) Co-host Sarah O’Connell, guest Dana Gavin

Dana Gavin, Director for the Center of Prevention of Child Abuse in Dutchess County, shares the latest information and statistics about child abuse that are at times surprising. Ms. Gavin began her career with the Center as a volunteer several years ago. Today, involved heavily in Public Relations, she speaks to organizations about the Center’s many programs that teach children and adults important ways to prevent child abuse. These include educating children in school systems in an age-appropriate Puppet People program and providing families with contacts that help them stop an abuse before it starts. Ms. Gavin explains some factors contributing to an increase in child abuse since 2005, such as the economy that places stress on parents and a rise in reporting abuse cases by those who suspect abuse, such as teachers, coaches, and doctors.

Learn More:
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Dutchess Prevention Center Hotline: 845 454-0595
Address of Center: 249 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY

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