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Wed April 13, 2011
Child abuse needs to be tackled by everyone
By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, WY – A number of child advocates are calling for everyone in the state to look for signs of Child Abuse and try and do something about it. April is National Child Abuse month and a number of people from the First Lady down to Child organizations today/Wednesday urged a proactive approach towards dealing with the issue. Child Advocacy Centers Board Chairman Lynn Huyler has asked law enforcement, courts, advocates and citizens to work together towards both prevention and addressing cases when they arise, because she says it's too difficult for one agency to tackle alone."But working collectively might make a noticeable inroads in reducing the risk that so many children face."
Huyler is also urging members of the public to speak out, if they see possible cases of abuse. Officials say that in 2010, Wyoming reported that 735 children were victims of abuse and neglect.