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September 19, 2018

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month


OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Legislature proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and presented a certificate to representatives from the Oswego County Department of Social Services.

Child Abuse Prevention Month proclaimed

Child Abuse Prevention Month proclaimed

Child abuse, neglect and maltreatment not only directly harm children, but also increase the likelihood of long-term physical, mental, emotional and behavioral effects.

Prevention is a community issue and effective programs can succeed through a partnership between social service agencies, schools, medical and law enforcement agencies, faith communities and civic and business organizations.

Pictured from left is Shawn Doyle, District 3; Committee Vice Chairman Daniel LeClair, District 8; Stephen M. Walpole, District 14; Committee Chairman Shane Broadwell, District 17; Diane Godfrey, senior caseworker, Oswego County DSS; Oswego County Department of Social Services Commissioner Gregg Heffner; Nancy Wright, supervisor, Oswego County DSS; John Proud, District 7; Marie C. Schadt, District 19; Sue Hoefer, senior caseworker, Oswego County DSS; and Douglas Malone, District 20.

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