Geauga JFS Child Abuse Awareness 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run

02/27/15

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April is recognized nationally and locally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Geauga County Job and Family Services is the county agency designated by law to provide for the care, protection and placement of abused, neglected and dependent children in Geauga County.

The Social Services division of GCJFS investigated 502 reports of child abuse or neglect in 2014. These reports came from every area of the county and from all kinds of households regardless of family income or education.

In an effort to bring attention to the incidences of child abuse and neglect in our county, GCJFS will be holding our 6th Annual Chip Timed, USA Track & Field Certified – 5k race and 1 mile fun run. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2015 at Punderson State Park. Registration forms can be found online at www.geaugakids.com. For more information please contact Rachael Tetlow at 440-285-9141.

Reporting child abuse is an important step toward stopping it. Anyone suspecting child abuse has the right and responsibility to report it. The following is helpful in making a report: name, address, DOB, phone number, relationship to child, how did you learn of this, a description of the suspected abuse and when it occurred, immediate safety concerns, any known past history and your relationship to the child. Although this information is helpful it is not necessary in order to make a report, the important thing is to call as soon as you can. Anonymous reports are accepted. Please make reports to 440-285-9141 or after hours at 440-285-5665.

 

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