Stopping Child Abuse Lies Within Educating The Community


.jpg photo of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in San Antonio Texas Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said “… The root of the solution lies within educating the community.”

SAPD, BCSO team up to combat Child Abuse during prevention month

SAN ANTONIO, TX  –  Abuse to one child is too many.  That’s the message from Wednesday morning’s Blue Breakfast hosted by St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month this April.

Area leaders and law enforcement attended and acted as the voice for the many neglected and abused children across the county.

San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar were some of those speaking at the Blue Breakfast.

Salazar said they can’t just arrest the problem away. The root of the solution lies within educating the community.

“Educating the public on what their responsibility is as far as notifying authorities if they see abuse,” Salazar said.  “Letting neighbors know it’s not…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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1 Response to Stopping Child Abuse Lies Within Educating The Community

  1. Most child abuse happens in the home where no one sees and no one knows. It’s hard for others to report what they can’t see. That’s no excuse for anyone who has knowledge of abuse to stay quiet. Also there are often signs from the child. Is the little one dressed poorly when you know the family has enough money to buy a few clothes? Does the child appear fearful? Is the family isolated from the community? Have you witnessed the parent losing control in public? Does the child have knowledge of adult information at a young age? Has the child intentionally hurt other children? Does the child attempt to stay away from home alot?

    These are a few other things a concerned adult may see and possibly suspect abuse. If you see these signs and you suspect abuse, don’t try to fix it yourself. Call an abuse hotline or the police, depending on how dangerous the situation may seem. It’s not up to you to stop the abuse, but it is up to you to confidentially report it.

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