Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention month. If you know about or even suspect child abuse (or the abuse of persons over 65 years of age or disabled persons), you are required by law to report that abuse. For child abuse, the local El Paso hotline number is 915-542-4535. You can also report directly to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services by calling 1-800-252-5400 or going online to the Statewide Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Reporting System.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has a plethora of information and resources online about child abuse (and other forms of abuse). You can also go to the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Be sure to learn the signs of child abuse and neglect.

Also get to know the Child Crisis Center of El Paso 2100 N. Stevens El Paso, TX 79930.

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