BirthMatters reduces teen pregnancy through reproductive health education and empowers expectant young adults to raise healthy families through doulas utilizing the community health worker model.
Have you noticed the blue pinwheels flying around in yards? Do you know what itstands for? It’s Pinwheel Prevention that brings awareness to Child Abuse PreventionMonth.What Child Prevention Month means to me: by board member Shenra JacksonCunningham It means that we take the time to refocus on communities and families. We also takethe time to work together with other agencies for the greater good of preventing childabuse. This month brings awareness to the many forms in which child abuse mayhappen (Physical Abuse, Mental Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Verbal Abuse, neglect etc.)while educating everyone on the signs and potential dangers. It warms my heart to seethat we have agencies that will take time out of their schedule to support the cause bybeing available for discussion, educating parents and youth and by displaying thepinwheels as well as being able to explain their meaning when asked. I am thankful forplaces like the Hope Center for Children where I see on a regular the love and kindnessthat is shown to kids that may have been in one of these situations. While I serve onthe board at BirthMatters as Co-Chair I’m thankful for their nonstop involvement in thecommunities and with the families being served. At BirthMatters we support thepinwheel prevention campaign and take child abuse prevention very seriously, while weare advocating to prevent teen pregnancy we empower young adults to raise healthyfamilies . I am and will continue to be an advocate for children and be their voice whenthey feel they don’t have one.
Below are the National outcomes provided by DSS16,134 cases founded53% ages 0-629 % ages 7-1250% Neglect39% Physical AbuseTo report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect1-888-Care4us or 188822273487911 for life threatening Below are Spartanburg County outcomes provided by DSS3862 intakes 2490 referred for investigations 573 founded cases 616 referred to community based services 756 no action needed
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