Child Abuse Awareness – Every Day

The ribbon says it all...
The ribbon says it all...

April was Child Abuse Awareness Month, but as Dr. Barry Wohl, a pediatrician in Sheridan said on a recent Public Pulse program, the issue is one of which we should be aware every day. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Both Dr. Wohl and supervisor with the Department of Family Services, Pam Emerson, were guests on the program last week, and both stressed the issue of prevention. Emerson tells us.

Another message Emerson would like the public to know is that of reporting suspected – or known – child abuse.

Dr. Wohl describes what signs people should look for when determining whether or not to suspect abuse.

And while people may be wary to report, perhaps fearful of repercussions, or because they don't want to interfere, both Emerson and Wohl say it's far better to report and be wrong than to learn you were correct and did nothing.

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