Programs Raise Awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Techniques

The Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center, a partnership between the Talbot County Department of Social Services and Shore Health System, is sponsoring several programs to raise awareness and to educate the community during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

On Thursday, April 8, professionals in the fields of school counseling, mental health, law enforcement, social work and health care are invited to “Teens & Technology: Sexting, Social Networking and Peer to Peer Networking.” The program will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Talbot County Department of Social Services, 301 Bay Street in Easton. FBI Special Agent Marc S. Southland, Cyber Squad/Crimes against Children, Baltimore Division, is the featured speaker. Continuing educations units are available for social workers and psychologist. The registration fee is $30. For more information and to register, call Jeanne Bromwell, 410-221-2600, ext. 108.

The public is invited to “Sexting & Internet Safety Training” on Thursday, April 8, 5:30 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover Street in Easton During this free presentation, Agent Southland will focus on cyber responsibilities, social networking sites, the dilemma of sexting and peer to peer file sharing networks. For more information, contact Kawana Webb, 410-770-5227, kwebb3@dhr.state.md.us

On Wednesday,   April 14, The Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting an open house from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street in Easton. The free community event begins in the Nick Rajacich Health Education Center with a brief presentation and continues with a tour of the secure, child-friendly Children’s Advocacy Center.

For more information about the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center, visit  www.childrensadvocacycenteroftalbot.org.

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