Officials say that Wyoming needs to do more to prevent child abuse

Apr 22, 2013

Wyoming is continuing to try and find ways to reduce child abuse in the state.  A new report shows that in 2012 there were 705 child abuse victims. 

Governor Matt Mead signed a proclamation Monday calling it Child Abuse Prevention month and added that the state can do a better job in preventing abuse.  Child Advocacy Centers of Wyoming Board President Lynn Huylar says awareness is a key.

“Understanding the signs and symptoms of the abuse is critical in making sure children are safe, protected, and those that violate children are held accountable.  Communities need to realize that protecting children from abuse is everyone’s responsibility.”

Huylar says more children die of abuse and neglect then from natural causes.