United Way partners with Child Advocacy Center to prevent child sexual abuse

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MURFREESBORO - United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties partners with the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon counties to provide programming that educates and addresses the issue of child sexual abuse in the community.

With the emphasis of the 19 Days of Activism campaign to educate the community, United Way Director of Community Impact, Randy Allen, said, "The Child Advocacy Center's programming aligns with United Way's priority issue of safe home and community." United Way hosted Keylon Holloway of the Child Advocacy Center to learn more about the signs of child abuse and services provided in Rutherford County. Allen continued, "Because of United Way's partnership, the Child Advocacy Center is able to fulfill its mission of providing services to victims of child sexual abuse and education and prevention to the public." By introducing Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training to groups of professionals, organizations can come together to solve child welfare issues in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

One way to get involved with the Child Advocacy Center is to attend this free child sexual abuse prevention training. The Child Advocacy Center provides free child abuse prevention trainings in the Rutherford and Cannon County communities. Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children training materials provide participants the knowledge of how to respond if a child discloses abuse. Becoming aware of this issue in Rutherford and Cannon Counties is the first step towards creating a better community.

Contact Keylon Holloway, Community Education Coordinator with the Child Advocacy Center, at 615-867-9000 to schedule free child abuse prevention training. Watch for more information in the next 19 days from organizations in our community that provide critically needed services to child abuse victims. For more information on the 19 Days of Activism visit the Women's World Summit Foundation website at http://19days.woman.ch/index.php/en/

For more information on the United Way, visit www.yourlocaluw.org.

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