FULTON, NY – The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County is asking community members to come together to help ‘Be The End’ of child abuse.
The CAC will officially kick off its ‘Be the End’ campaign at the agency’s annual meeting.
At the center of the ‘Be the End’ campaign is a bold initiative known as Unto the Third Generation.
Authored by Victor Vieth, Unto the Third Generation outlines the necessary steps we must all take to eliminate child abuse in America in three generations.
Vieth, nationally recognized for his work in addressing child abuse in small communities, will be the keynote speaker at the CAC’s annual meeting.
Vieth will explain the Unto the Third Generation initiative and outline the steps Oswego County residents can take to end child abuse in our communities.
“We are excited to be able to bring Mr. Vieth to our annual meeting and share his vision of ending child abuse in three generations,” said CAC Executive Director Karrie Damm. “Unto the Third Generation brakes down by decades what needs to be done if we really choose to end child abuse. Oswego County has the highest percentage of children that were alleged to be victims of abuse and maltreatment in New York State. The number of those allegations that are true is higher than the state and national average, and the recurrent rate in our county is also well above the state and national average. While the CAC has an excellent track record of providing successful treatment, I want to END child abuse in Oswego County! That’s what our ‘Be The End’ campaign is about and launching Mr. Veith’s Unto Third Generation initiative is the first step in doing so.”
The Child Advocacy Center’s annual meeting and luncheon to be held April 23 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at The American Foundry in Oswego is being sponsored by Greg and Karen Oaks, The Allison Nelson Law Firm, Elizabeth and Harvey Fadden, Met Life, Pathfinder Bank, the Park family and Dr. Purnima.
The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $20.
“I invite community members to attend to learn more about the CAC and to join us in our ‘Be The End’ campaign to eliminate child abuse in Oswego County!” added Damm.
Located at 301 Beech St., Fulton, the CAC is a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, mental health providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
In 2014 the CAC served 465 children and families in Oswego County.
For more information on the Child Advocacy Center and to make reservations to attend its annual meeting, register at www.eventbrite.com/BeTheEnd or contact the CAC at 315-59-CHILD.