April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Wednesday morning, there is a breakfast to get folks thinking about child abuse prevention and kids’ safety.
There have been 181 child-abuse-related deaths over the last 5 years in Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA).
Child Abuse awareness month is not just about protecting kids, but also about general child safety, as well as the new child abuse reporting laws.
The annual PFSA legislative breakfast and award program is to launch Child Abuse Prevention month.
It begins at 8 a.m. at the Harrisburg Hilton.
At the breakfast, PFSA will be “Celebrating Our Partners for Change.”
State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman will be honored as the “2015 Ambassador for Pennsylvania’s Children.” The award is for his efforts in keeping Penn State’s $60 million in fine money from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal in Pennsylvania.
The public is welcome to attend the breakfast. Tickets are $35 and available online at http://www.pa-fsa.org.
PFSA officials say even though there are mandated reporters, everyone can protect children. To learn more about what you can do to help, visit http://www.pa-fsa.org.