Several activities in April planned to educate community about child abuse

April is nationally designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Family Place Executive Director Esterlee Molyneaux says the several activities are planned to educate the local community that child abuse is happening in Cache Valley and about what we can all do to end it.

Molyneaux says the first event is referred to as “Steppin’ Up for Children.”

“It’s going to be on Wednesday, April 13th from noon until 12:30 at the steps of the Cache County Courthouse,” Molyneaux explains. “Sadly, there will be 403 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps, each representing a substantiated case of child abuse in Cache and Rich counties during 2015.”

Molyneaux says there will also be some notable officials participating in the event that day.

“We’re so delighted to have Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and State Senator Lyle Hillyard as our keynote speakers.”

She says among the other events is a free seminar for parents and professionals on April 14 with the theme of Making a Difference For Our Children.

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