joins movement to make April 'Child Abuse Prevention Month'
By Jena Stout
March 23, 2007 | RICHMOND -- Richmond City Council
unanimously passed a motion to dub April "Child Abuse
In the City Council meeting Tuesday night, Rick Shaffer,
a representative of the Child and Family Support Center
in Logan, brought forth the proclamation asking the
council to pass the motion and to support the festivities
raising money for the center.
"There has been a 33.8 percent increase in child abuse
from the years 2002 to 2003," reported Shaffer.
Shaffer continued by saying the hope of those at the
center is to provide a place for children and parents
to get help and guidance, and hopefully get them back
on their feet.
The center has many classes including anger management,
parenting, stepfamily and social skills classes.
There is also a 24-hour crisis hot line and a child
abuse shelter. On April 14 there will be 5-kilometer
race entitled Race Against Child Abuse in Wellsville.
There is also a fundraiser called Flocked Cha! In which
you can donate $15 dollars and employees of the Support
Center will "flock" any person of your choice with fake
flamingos on their lawns along with a sign that says
"I've been flocked because I care about families and
Finally, there will be a Blue Ribbon Benefit Dinner
and Auction on April 27 at the Coppermill Restaurant
Mayor Michael Hall had no problem giving his encouragement
and support of the matter.
"I think it's a great idea and I appreciate you bringing
this to our attention. I give you my full support,"
said Hall. For more information on the festivities call
(435) 752-8880 or visit www.cachecfsc.org.
The Child and Family Support Center is at 380 W. 1400
North in Logan.