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GET EDUCATED, GET SAFE – LEARN THE SIGNS OF CHILD NEGLECT & SEXUAL ABUSE

April marks a very important month of the year when we once again rededicate ourselves to increasing awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect, as well as Sexual Assault.  Both acts have been highlighted nation-wide this month in an effort to spread the word that it is essential to be continuously vigilant in our fight against these two societal ills.  Both require us to be extremely watchful over our surroundings, and within our community, so that we can decipher things that may be out of the ordinary (let’s say a child who looks malnourished or a friend who has started withdrawing from his/her normal activities).  As well, both require many more discussions about how to best prevent these crimes from happening in the first place.    However, for the purposes of this post, I will turn the focus more to Mental &