Advocacy center recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month
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. qaccare.org or call 410-758-2533. Additional information is available on the center’s Facebook page.