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State launches effort to reduce child abuse

State leaders launch a month-long effort to stop child abuse in Delaware.
 As part of recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, Governor Jack Markell and Children’s Department Secretary Vivian Raposelli have initiated a campaign to help residents identify the signs of child abuse.  This month, the state is also promoting a 24-hour child abuse and neglect hot-line that people can call if they suspect child abuse or neglect.  That hot-line can be reached at 1-800-292-9582.  

“Child abuse is far too common,” said Governor Markell. “No child should ever be subject to violence, terror, fear or pain. We all have a responsibility to protect our children.”


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