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1 Cumberland County Child Abuse Prevention Blue Ribbon Ceremony 2012


3 There were 954 investigations of child abuse and neglect in Cumberland County last year.


5 That would be every child at one of our local elementary schools.


7 Each year, more than 3 million children across the country are reported as being abused or neglected.


9 Almost 81% of abusers are parents and another 6% are relatives of the victims.


11 The number of reports of child abuse made in the United States every minute: 6


13 The number of cases of child abuse that will be reported by the end of this slide show: 54


15 Children that die every day as a result of child abuse: 5


17 Have your words hurt a child today?

18 Look at this mess! You are so worthless! Why cant you just behave? No child of mine acts like that.

19 You are so weird. I can see why nobody likes you. You are always crying! Are you ever happy?

20 You are so stupid. Why cant you make good grades like your sister? You are such an embarrassment! Why cant you dress like normal kids?


22 Heres the good news… Child abuse and neglect is 100% preventable.

23 The National Blue Ribbon Campaign began as a result of one grandmothers struggle to overcome the brutal death of her grandchild at the hands of his parents.

24 To hug a child To believe in a child To fasten a childs car seat To listen to a child To learn a childs name To realize that words hurt To stop and take a breath To make a difference


26 This ceremony is presented by the following organizations:

27 Friends for Families – In home visitation program to teach parents positive discipline methods Parent-Child Connection Class – Community based parent support group to teach parents positive ways to effectively discipline Community Awareness Programs – Let us speak at your next group function about child abuse prevention and positive parenting. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.STEPHENSCENTER.ORG WWW.STEPHENSCENTER.ORG OR CALL 1-800-635-5199

28 Lake Tansi Exchange Club The Lake Tansi Exchange Club meets at 7:00 am on the first and third Fridays each month at Mitch's Restaurant and Lounge in Lake Tansi.

29 99 Walker Hill St. Crossville TN 38571 931-456-6944 Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday

30 As Tennessee's public child welfare agency, the Department of Childrens Services is responsible for helping some of our states most vulnerable citizens. Our case managers have the responsibility of investigating cases of child abuse and neglect. Our resource parent specialists work to find good foster homes and adoptive families. Our juvenile justice program treats the youthful offenders who are sent to us by the courts. Today we have approximately 8,000 in state custody. It is our job to find these children the permanency they need to grow into healthy, happy and productive adults. Crossville DCS Office: (931) 459-6600

31 The CASA program is continuously seeking volunteers who would be interested in making a difference in a childs life. You could be that volunteer who gives that child a voice and an extra set of eyes throughout the court process. For more information call (931) 456-0691.

32 Cumberland Mountain Mental Health 4325 Hwy. 127 North Crossville TN 38571 Phone: (931) 484-8020 Adult & Child Outpatient Case Management Project BASIC Intensive Focus Rental Assistance Medical Assistance Peer Support Center 24 HOUR CRISIS LINE 1-800-704-2651

33 Denise J. Weaver, L.C.S.W., Ph.D 1299 Genesis Road, Ste. 3 Crossville, TN 38555 Office: 931.456.8600 Crossville Counseling Center Finding strength in the midst of the storm

34 L.B.J. & C. Head Start 1831 East First Street Crossville, TN 38555 (931) 484-4114 Providing a child development program that will help children gain the social competence, developmental skills, and confidence necessary to be prepared to succeed in their present environment and with later responsibilities in school and life. Director: Charlotte Potts NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL REGISTRATION

35 The United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. provides administrative and other central services for the public and private health, welfare, character building and recreation, education service, charitable and philanthropic agencies and community organizations and the general public of Crossville, Cumberland County and vicinity. 348 Taylor Street Suite 101 Crossville TN 38555 Phone: 931-484-4082

36 Call our crisis line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-641-3434 or use our new confidential on-line chat available through our website.

37 P.O. Box 4002 Crossville, TN 38557 (931) 707-2273 Providing a safe haven for drug endangered, abused and at-risk children and teens.

38 Cumberland County Schools To empower each student with the skills to be a productive citizen

39 Crossville Housing Authority Crossville Housing Authority has numerous programs including Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, Section 8 Mortgage Subsidy Program, Homeownership Training and Preparation, after-school and summer youth programs, and programs for the elderly. In addition the CHA operates and Education and Computer Lab which is open to the public five afternoons a week.

40 348 Taylor St. ~ Ste. 102 Crossville, TN 38555 (931) 459-2388 email: Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm To provide experiences for youth that will enable them to further develop their intellectual, social, verbal, and creative capacities and to facilitate their entry into a responsible, productive adulthood.

41 On behalf of all of the organizations represented, we would like to thank you for your attendance. You can make a difference in the life of a child. Help us create a world without child abuse.

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