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Keeping kids safe

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of children are victims of physical or sexual abuse in Dougherty County every year.    Next month is national Child Abuse Prevention month.     Open Arms serves child abuse victims.    

They have events planned throughout April to draw attention to the problem.     They want adults help adults recognize abuse and want kids to know there is somewhere to turn for help if they are being hurt.

Fonda Strong said, "If you are dealing with this type of abuse, you need to tell someone, whether it's a teacher, a principal, or even just call somebody at Open Arms.  It's important that our kids know that it's not okay to be violated."    

Open Arms is hosting several events next month to raise awareness and help prevent child abuse.  


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