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Protecting children from sexual abuse is a community responsibility

Written by: Deanna Norris and Robin L. O’Grady A recent column published in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, “How to help abused children,” reflected upon the Penn State scandal and focused on the lack of adequate federal funding for programs that protect and rescue children from sexual abuse. The authors, R.A. Dickey and Grier Weeks, called on readers to take action, make noise and remind the “powers that be” of their need to act on behalf of victimized and traumatized children who are …

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Local Business Provides Funding for Prevention

Livingston County Radio WHMI is helping spread the word about prevention! 12/8/10 – The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Livingston County recently received a check for $2,000 from a local business owner to support a program designed to help prevent child sexual abuse. Steve Bloom, owner of the Verizon Wireless stores in Howell, Hartland and Highland, presented a check for $2,000 to the CAP Council’s Stewards of Children program, which provides workshops for adults to better recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Director, …

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Michigan Senator Taking STEPS to Help CSA Victims

Senator John Gleason walks from Flushing to Lansing to build awareness for bill 1321, extending statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse FLUSHING, Michigan — A bill extending the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases against minors is so important to Sen. John Gleason that he’s walking it to Lansing. Gleason, D-Flushing, set out on the 50-mile trek to the state capital Sunday afternoon from his home parish at St. Robert’s Catholic Church in Flushing. Learn More about John’s Journey

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Michigan

By MEGAN SCHMIDT The Holland Sentinel Holland, MI — The GVSU Women’s Center will shift its focus from violence against women to sexual abuse against children in its noon lunch series this month. Staff from Ottawa County’s Children’s Advocacy Center will conduct a training on preventingchild sexual abuse on Friday at Grand Valley State University’s Meijer Campus, 515 S. Waverly Road. “Recognizing this kind of abuse against children is very much a part of our mission statement,” Women’s Center Director Jo Ann Wassenaar said. “When …

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