Local group raises awareness of child abuse

By Sam Schreiber - e-mail

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One local organization is doing its part in the fight against child abuse. Family and Children's Place has announced, in partnership with city leaders, its "Building Brighter Futures Community Challenge" program. The campaign, which lasts throughout the month of April, challenges all city residents to do one thing this month to prevent child abuse.

Jaime Thompson of Family and Children's Place says that raising awareness is only the first step.

"We know that for any sort of epidemic, first there needs to be awareness, then education, and then people feel that call of action," says Thompson.

For those interested in contributing, pledge cards are available at WAVE 3, the Frazier International History Museum, and several other locations.

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