Voices
April 11, 2013 Issue

LETTERS


We all play a role in preventing abuse

Dear Editor:

Every 15 minutes, the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) responds to a report of child abuse in Georgia. To help combat this sobering statistic, we are reminding all Georgians of the role they play in preventing child abuse in our communities, and encouraging members of this community to take action.

Throughout the month of April, Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Jefferson/Glascock County DFCS Office will be working to raise awareness by promoting safe sleep awareness in our Jefferson county office we will have a model of a safe sleep crib and safe sleep pamphlets will be available in both offices.

 

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A child is a precious gift to be loved, nurtured and treasured. It is our community’s responsibility to work together to ensure that today’s children are growing up to be tomorrow’s healthy, productive adults.

To report child abuse and/or neglect during the day, contact our regional intake unit at 706-541-3777. To make a report of child abuse after hours (between 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m.), weekends, and holidays call 1-855-GACHILD (1-855-422-4453). If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

Jean Johnson,
County Director
Jefferson/Glascock Co. DFCS













 


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