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Head Start children lead the way to Ring Out Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Friday, April 13, 2018, our Head Start children enrolled at the Sarah Y. Austin Child Development campus led the way to ring out child abuse in Forsyth County. Child abuse and neglect rates have dropped by 40% over the past 25 years. Yet reports of child abuse are [...]

Children: The Silent Victims of Family Violence

by Fulton McSwain Family violence is a significant public health concern that demands community-wide attention. The effects of domestic violence on women have been well documented; however, the impact on children who witness domestic violence has received less attention. This is surprising, considering that an estimated three to four million children are at risk of [...]

Forensic Support in Child Abuse Cases

The work of Family Services' Vantage Pointe Children’s Advocacy Center By Fulton McSwain When something traumatic happens to a child, how does he or she tell responsible adults about happened? The Vantage Pointe Children’s Advocacy Center is a safe, neutral, child-friendly facility where services are provided to children and families who have experienced child maltreatment or [...]