declares April child abuse prevention month
March 18, 2009 | RICHMOND -- The Richmond City Council
voted unanimously Tuesday to make April Child Abuse
Cache County Sheriff Lynn Nelson gave a proclamation
to the council against child abuse. He provided information
on the private, non-profit organization, the Child &
Family Support Center (CFSC). Nelson also showed a five-minute
video on the center and the families and individuals
that it has helped.
The video shown contained images of children that
had suffered abuse and were brought into the care center.
Images of abrasions, bruises and burns were shown in
detail. The video left an impact on everyone in the
The CFSC helped 3,011 children and received 3,882
phone calls at its 24-hour crisis hotline last year.
To help promote the center the CFSC is holding a one-mile
run/walk on April, 25. There will also be pirate themed
blue ribbon benefit that will be held at the Coppermill.
The staff members at the CFSC are all volunteers,
Nelson said. "The individuals that work there are incredibly
dedicated." The CFSC appreciates donations and a wish
list is provided by those receiving care in the shelter.
Last year the center suffered $20,000 in damages from
flooding, Nelson said. Insurance covered $8,000 of it
and the rest had to be paid from donations. The flood
was caused from a pipe that broke.