Ad­vo­cacy cen­ter rec­og­nizes Child Abuse Pre­ven­tion Month

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — The Child Abuse Re­sponse & Eval­u­a­tion Cen­ter, the child ad­vo­cacy cen­ter of Queen Anne’s County, joins child ad­vo­cates across the country each April to bring much needed at­ten­tion to the is­sue of child abuse pre­ven­tion.

This month, a va­ri­ety of com­mu­nity lead­ers part­nered with the CARE Cen­ter to pro­mote its “Blue Rib­bon — Make a Dif­fer­ence” cam­paign, which of­fers in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­nity groups an op­por­tu­nity to make a dif­fer­ence for the chil­dren in Queen Anne’s County.

The CARE Cen­ter co­or­di­nates the in­ves­tiga­tive, med­i­cal, men­tal health and le­gal re­sponse to al­le­ga­tions of child sex­ual abuse, and se­ri­ous phys­i­cal abuse and ne­glect. Lo­cated on Lawyer’s Row in Cen­tre­ville, the CARE Cen­ter is a child-friendly en­vi­ron­ment in­tended to ease the trauma of vic­tim­iza­tion. The CARE Cen­ter staff en­sures that vic­tims of child abuse and, their nonof­fend­ing care­givers, have ac­cess to sup­ports and ser­vices in a safe, cul­tur­ally re­spect­ful en­vi­ron­ment. Med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions, when deemed nec­es­sary, are com­pleted at the Tal­bot County Chil­dren’s Ad­vo­cacy Cen­ter.

A quar­ter auc­tion on April 29 at the Ruths­burg Com­mu­nity Club will sup­port the CARE Cen­ter. To learn more, visit www. qac­ or call 410-758-2533. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the cen­ter’s Face­book page.

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