‘Celebrate Children’s Day’ Raises Awareness about Child Abuse

902 Reports Made in Douglas County in 2014

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Community members got together Tuesday to raise awareness for a very serious crime.

In 2014, there were 902 reports of child abuse in Douglas County.

So, in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Douglas County Council on Child Protection hosted “Celebrate Children’s Day.”

This is an event to get the community talking about the serious offense.

“Those are the types of things that destroy families, as well as, destroy the children’s opportunity to grow in an environment and safety of mind to succeed and move forward,” said Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen.

“It’s something that we all need to take very close attention to in daily life, in our neighborhoods, in our friends and family. The more we’re vigilant, the more we educate, the better off everybody will be in the long run,” continued Hagen.

This year, Cindy Peterson, Intake and Assessment Lead Social Worker, and Rita Dahl, Northern Lights Elementary School Secretary, are receiving awards for their work to prevent child abuse. 

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