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Child abuse issues highlighted on new website

By October 5, 2012

Girl Scouts Laura Parkyn and Natalie Hazelwood just published their website and a public service announcement about the problem of child abuse in El Dorado County at Childabuse911.net as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award project.

Laura created the website and Natalie produced the PSA that is linked on the home page.

“In doing research on child abuse I was surprised to find the percentage of child abuse for El Dorado County was higher than Sacramento or California,” Laura said. “I created this website to share my research and let children and their parents know where they could get help.  I also wanted to let concerned citizens about the problem and how they could help.”

The content of the website has statistics, information on why the county’s substantiated allegations rates are higher, as well as links to helpful organizations in the area for both victims and parents and what concerned citizens can do if they suspect abuse.

The Girl Scouts want to thank the organizations that helped with their research and reviewed the site, including the Child Abuse Prevention Council,  El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and El Dorado County Child Protective Services.

Visit www.ChildAbuse911.net for more information

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