Local agencies work together to end violence against children

Murfreesboro, TN – “The Child Advocacy Center is hosting the 11th annual 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth by partnering with local agencies to raise awareness of child abuse,” said said Community Education Coordinator Carrie Norvell. “The goal is to educate the community through a social media campaign on how to protect children from child abuse, respond responsibly and report suspected abuse.”

Several agencies in Rutherford and Cannon counties have teamed up to create a social media campaign to raise awareness on 19 different topics relating to violence against children and youth. Each agency will share a post on their social media page regarding some form of violence against children. You can help raise awareness by following each organization and sharing their posts on social media from November 1 to 19.

Scroll down for the highlighted social media links and campaigns …


Visit the websites of these partner agencies during the social media campaign:

Children’s Advocacy Center: facebook.com/CACRutherford and www.facebook.com/CACCannon
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): https://www.facebook.com/CASA-of-Rutherford-County-1839599920004
Center for Combating Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: https://www.facebook.com/DVSAcenter
Maison Kymari: https://www.facebook.com/kymarihouse
Schools in the city of Murfreesboro: https://www.facebook.com/MurfreesboroCitySchools
Our children: https://www.facebook.com/OurKidsCenter
Prevention Coalition for Success: https://www.facebook.com/PreventionCoalition4Success
RC ATLAS via Rutherford County Schools: https://www.facebook.com/rutherfordcountyschools
Safe Baby Court: https://www.facebook.com/rutherfordSBC
Smyrna Police Department: https://www.facebook.com/smyrnatnpolicedepartment
The Family Center: https://www.facebook.com/familycentertn

The Child Advocacy Center works as a multidisciplinary team with children’s services, law enforcement and the district attorney’s office to respond to child abuse cases, investigate crime, aggressively prosecute offenders, assist children to heal from trauma and help families rebuild their shattered lives.

Tennessee is one of 18 states whose law requires that anyone who has reasonable grounds to believe that a child is the victim of abuse or neglect must immediately make a report to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services or law enforcement agencies. local order. Reports can be made anonymously to the DCS Child Abuse Reporting Hotline at 877-237-0004 or to local law enforcement by calling 911.

The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) sponsors the 19 International Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth every year from November 1 to 19.

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