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April 10, 2015

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Oswego County Legislature proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and presented a certificate to representatives from the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS). Child abuse, neglect and maltreatment not only directly harm children, but also increase the likelihood of long-term physical, mental, emotional and behavioral effects. Prevention is a community issue and effective programs can succeed through a partnership between social service agencies, schools, medical and law enforcement agencies, faith communities, and civic and business organizations. Pictured from left is Shawn Doyle, District 3; Committee Vice Chairman Daniel LeClair, District 8; Stephen M. Walpole, District 14; Committee Chairman Shane Broadwell, District 17; Diane Godfrey, senior caseworker, Oswego County DSS;Oswego County Department of Social Services Commissioner Gregg Heffner; Nancy Wright, supervisor, Oswego County DSS; John Proud, District 7; Marie C. Schadt, District 19; Sue Hoefer, senior caseworker, Oswego County DSS; and Douglas Malone, District 20.



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