April raises awareness as Child Abuse Prevention Month
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HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — April is deemed Child Abuse Prevention Month, and local officials including those at the Carl Perkins Center of Humboldt are stepping up to promote awareness. Officials looking out for the safety of children in Gibson county and all of West Tennessee, say staying aware is often what’s most important. “We absolutely want to make them aware that it’s here — it’s right here in our back door, in our front door all around us, and we want to make them aware of the signs to look for and aware of the resources we have,” said Bett Jewell, interim director of the Carl Perkins Center of Gibson County. More than 175 businesses across Tennessee are taking part in Child Abuse Prevention Month as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign.