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Teen Summits combat abuse and neglect


Nearly 1 million childrenare abused and neglected every year, that's according to the National Child Abuseand Neglect Data System.

April is child abuse andneglect prevention month.

In observance of the manychildren that mistreated every year local organizations are doing all they canto reach out.

Thursday night, theColumbus Youth Advisory Council along with the Interdenominational MinisterialAlliance and Time Out are sponsoring the 3rd annual teen summit that willaddress teen stress, peer pressure, and violence.

The theme this year is:"Ain't Nobody Got Time For That."

Also, teen advocacy groupTEARS is hosting its 15th annual teen summit. Friday morning starting at 9 a.m.at the Russell County HighSchool.

The summit bringsawareness and attention to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

 Here are some ways torecognize abuse in children:

  • If they show sudden changes in behavior orschool performance.
  • Is overly compliant, passive, or withdrawn
  • Does not want to go home after school.



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