Published: Wed, April 04, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Mother accused of child abuse

Mother accused of child abuse

Child abuse ranges from neglect of basic care, to substandard living conditions to emotional abuse, to sexual abuse.

Three-quarters (74.8 percent) of victims were neglected, 18.2 percent were physically abused and 8.5 percent were sexually abused. Unfortunately, child abuse is a problem in every county and community across Tennessee.

"We want to show child abusers that we are strong in order to protect our children", said Davaa Baatar, 41, a father of three who was attending the protest. "Together, we can stand up to demand that children are protected and speak out to encourage adults to make it happen in our community".

Mongolian parents gathered en masse outside parliament on Saturday to demand tighter laws and preventative measures to combat child abuse following the recent rape of a minor. "It takes all of us".

Each pinwheel represented a child who has been abused and served by Child Haven and/or the Solano Courage Center in 2017.

Call Lu Ann Aversa at 908-483-4327 to register. Abuse is considered among the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) which can lead to long-term health consequences including mental illness, obesity, substance abuse, heart disease, and a shortened lifespan.

Donating time to organizations that support children, such as by offering to be a free tutor, or getting involved with a mentorship program. Two evening trainings will be held during the 5 Days of Action on April 17and April 19.

Staff from the pediatric department gathered around to pray for children suffering from abuse, followed by placement of the pinwheels, a national symbol of child abuse awareness and prevention.

Since our beginning in 1903, the Hunterdon County YMCA has been strengthening our community. "An engaged, supportive community is more likely to foster nurturing families and healthy children".

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