Public display in Winona shows impact of child abuse

An East Valley business owner and patent attorney speaks out against child abuse after growing up abused by his father and an administrator at his school

Public display in Winona shows impact of child abuse

Child abuse and neglect respects no racial or religious class or geographic boundaries.

Infinit Technology Solutions employees "planted" 500 blue pinwheels to raise child abuse prevention awareness during the awareness month. Two other events were planned for Jamestown and Dunkirk.

To report suspected domestic violence or child maltreatment, call the Family Advocacy office at 552-5858 or the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocates hotline at 519-9993. "It takes everybody in the community by helping, supporting and being aware". Events this month are set to bring light to child abuse in the community.

Nigerian worldwide NGO, Jose Foundation, has said that it is going to collaborate with the wives of the 36 states governors in tackling the menace of child sexual exploitation even as it has joined the global initiative at safeguarding the rights of children against all forms of abuses.

Park said there are 50 community gardens that are being created and images will be featured on the CASA website.

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A child with a CASA volunteer spends 20 percent less time in foster care, on average, compared to a child without a CASA volunteer.

Child protection officials say the increase in cases is likely driven by increased awareness, changes to child protection laws and the opioid epidemic. "This is not, 'How many touchdowns can you get",' the judge said.

Barney said she's seen abuse numbers go up in Clinton County in the last three years.

Livable wages, flexible work schedules, access to high-quality early care, and letting parents know that "it's OK to ask for help" are key areas where improvements could be made, she said. "It does happen here in Chautauqua County".

The signs of child abuse aren't always visible, but a public display is hoping to draw more attention to the problem. He said cases in criminal court typically garner more attention than what happens in family court proceedings.

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