February 13 2006
The Community Partnership for Child Well-Being will conduct a public forum from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Landsbaum Center for Health Education, 1433 N. 6 1/2 Street, to discuss establishing a Child Abuse Prevention Council for Vigo County or the Wabash Valley.
Terre Haute is one of only two metropolitan areas in Indiana that does not have such a council. Vigo County has the state's highest overall poverty rate, and the second-highest child poverty rate. There were 1,213 allegations of child abuse in the county in 2003. The organization of a Child Abuse Prevention Council is a step in helping to reduce these numbers.
Registration for the event will begin at 5:30 p.m., with light refreshments served at that time.
For more information, contact the ISU Department of Social Work at (812) 237-3003.
Contact: Rhonda Impink, ISU Department of Social Work, (812) 237-3003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: Megan Anderson, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3773 or email@example.com
The Community Partnership for Child Well-Being will conduct a public forum to discuss establishing a Child Abuse Prevention Council for Vigo County