STRENGTHENING FAMILIES WHILE BUILDING UP THE COMMUNITY

Priss and Frank Family Center 4th Annual 5k/ Fun Run


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FAMILY CENTER, Inc.

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Why a 5K 

A Five K Run/Walk is to bring awareness to the community to get involved in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, here are known facts about 
Child Maltreatment by The Numbers 

In Georgia
In FFY 2014, 137,222 of reported Child Protective Services cases were investigated or received family support. Many more children reported were screened out. 

1. Approximately 1 in 100 children in Georgia had a substantiated incident of child abuse and/or neglect in 2014. 

2. In FFY 2014, 23,387 cases of reported abuse were investigated and substantiated as child abuse and/or neglect, with 22,163 unique child victims. This was an increase over the number of substantiated cases and victims from the previous year. 

1. Boys and Girls are equally likely to be victims in Georgia. 

2. Of the maltreatment victims in Georgia in 2014: 
70.3% suffered neglect, 
25.9% suffered emotional abuse, 
10.1% suffered physical abuse, 
4.3% suffered medical neglect, and 
3.0% suffered sexual abuse. 

Resources in your Community 

1-800-CHILDREN Helpline Georgia’s helpline is an information and referral toll-free number for people who are concerned about the healthy development of children and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Callers will be connected to appropriate resources in their communities Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. 

To Report Child Maltreatment Suspected child abuse or neglect can be reported to the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Please call 1-855-GACHILD (1-855-422-4453). Reports are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or your local department.

25 April 2020