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In 2012, the Utah Division of Child and Families Services (DCFS) investigated 18,831 cases of child abuse and neglect. Of these, DCFS supported 35%, resulting in 9,359 victims of abuse.
School & Community
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE UTAH’s school programs include:
- K-12 Child Abuse Prevention.
- K-6 F.R.O.G. Bullying Prevention
- Secondary Bullying Prevention
- Protecting Utah Kids
- Teen Dating Violence Awareness
- Shaken Baby Syndrome.
All programs are age-level-appropriate and typically taught in the classroom with visual aids, videos, and other interactive activities.
Specifically, the Child Abuse Prevention Programs deal with all aspects of child abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and neglect. These programs provide students with skills and knowledge on how to protect themselves if someone tries to abuse them, who and how to report abuse and safety strategies they can use in dangerous situations.
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE UTAH offers in-service protocol training sessions for Utah school personnel, parents and community members. The sessions help attendees recognize signs and symptoms of child abuse, know where to report the abuse, and give information on community resources and programs that can help children and their families. Also offered are trainings on internet safety for children.