Thursday, 05 October 2006 01:01

Amador Child Abuse Council Begins Education Campaign

Amador Child Abuse Prevention CouncilThe Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council is trying to beat statistics by educating the community on domestic violence and how it affects everyone involved. Safe From the Start is a free two-hour workshop that will include information on reducing children’s exposure to violence. According to information from the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council an estimated one out of every four children in California is directly exposed to violence as a victim or a witness.

Safe fromt the StartNew scientific research has shown that exposure to violence has a measurable physiological impact on a child’s developing brain. Guest speaker Betty White from the Department of Justice will familiarize attendees with the Attorney General’s Safe from the Start Initiative. Betty White is Program Manager for Children Exposed to Violence with the Crime and Violence Prevention Center, State of California, Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. She will provide background information about the brains structure and function, and the framework for understanding the impact that repeated exposure to domestic violence may have on the developing child. Attendees will get basic information and guidelines enabling them to better understand an infant, toddler or child’s reaction to trauma, and to assist them in their daily work with traumatized children. Everyone is invited to attend, however they ask that you call Tina at 223-2897 for reservations. The workshop will be held Tuesday October 17th from 9-11am at Conference room A in the GSA Building on Airport Road.

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