CARE center recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month
CENTREVILLE — The Child Abuse Response & Evaluation (CARE) Center, the child advocacy center of Queen Anne’s County, joins child advocates across the country to bring much needed attention to the issue of child abuse, our nation’s greatest public health issue. The CARE Center’s Multidisciplinary Team, including volunteers and friends, came together in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is observed throughout the nation each April.
The CARE Center partners recognize that the best way to ensure the health and wellbeing of children, allowing them to grow into adults who prosper and contribute to society, is to focus on preventing child abuse. They know that effective child abuse prevention programs succeed because of partnerships created among families, schools, faith communities, civic organizations, social service and law enforcement agencies, and the business community.
Queen Anne’s County has remained steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of its children, acknowledging the shared responsibility for preventing child abuse … because prevention remains our best defense.
The CARE Center provides Queen Anne’s County with a nationally endorsed child advocacy model for responding to allegations of child abuse. Using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that includes both the public and private sectors, the CARE Center brings key professionals together in a neutral setting to work on behalf of the best interests of the child. For more information, visit www.qaccare.org or call 410-758-2533.
From left, front row, Rob Hobbs, Michelle Priddy, Beth Anne Langrell, Jody Simmons, Cheryl Conway, Jennifer Evans, Susie Spiering, Susan Coppage, Sheriff Gary Hofmann, Lance Richardson, Jason Rickard, Dwayne Boardman and Steve Hall; back row, Chase Armington, Lesa Lee, Jane Coppage, Jenifer DuBosq, Christine Dulla Rickard, Jackie Veeney, Michelle Barker, Steve Matthews, Troy Lowery and Sonny Jones.