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Child Abuse Awareness Month: Creating A Network of Support

Wed, April 26, 201712:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Building Community, Building Hope: Child Abuse Awareness Month presents

“Creating a Network of Support for Former Foster Youth in Higher Education”

Jeffrey Cooper, cum Laude Graduation Adviser and Honors Award Coordinator, R is for Thursday and Deborah Binkley-Jackson, Project Threshold

Noon to 1 pm, Wednesday, April 26

JJ Rhyne Community Room, Zarrow Hall

Lunch will be provided. For reservations, contact Jennie Hill at jennie.hill@ou.edu.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was first declared by presidential proclamation in 1983 during the month of April.

Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.

Eleven out of 1,000 children in Oklahoma are in foster care with a 15 percent increase in the last five years of children entering the state child welfare system due to abuse and neglect.