MOUNT VERNON — Community leaders and children’s advocates gathered Monday morning on East High Street to launch April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Knox County. The gesture displays blue pinwheels, a variation on the abuse advocacy’s original blue ribbon imagery.



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6 Responses to “Pinwheels point to 424 who spoke up about child abuse”

  1. John C. Davidson

    Perhaps, we also need a government organization for abused parents. In Mansfield, a son is on trial for beating up his own mother. So, if the government is going to mediate our lives, then both sides should be taken into consideration which of course, means we must expand the justice system to a point we just can’t afford it anymore.

  2. hazeleyes

    Oh but they DID! My sister and I were there! You were not! It has nothing to do with getting my way! It had everything to do with saving a child from getting help! He was chocked by his mother, and LE didn’t do anything and CS didn’t do anything, so we eventually took matters into our own hands. They work for some, but obviously not for all children. You obviously, either work for them, or are one of the lucky ones. I will say what I want, It is my right! I speak the truth!!!!! Children fall through the cracks all the time! I am not going to allow this to happen I will b* moan and groan till some one takes notice! This is for the CHILD!!!!!!!!!

  3. Joshua Morrison

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  4. hazeleyes

    Why did you not print my comment? It is my freedom of speech! You going to wait till everyone goes to bed? It is quite obvious to me, you are very biased in this situation!

  5. chiefaugustus

    Hazeleyes: First, I can guarentee that no one at Children’s Services told you the child needs to be almost dead before they can do anything. Why exaggerate? The bottom line is that when someone presents a concern, there needs to be enough verifiable information to open a case (bruises, witnesses, injuries, etc.) and the physicality needs to reach the level of abuse. It is legal to use corporal punishment in Ohio. It is legal to threaten corporal punishment in Ohio. By law, Children Services must go through the custodial parent to speak with a child. By law, CS needs permission of that parent unless there is real, hard evidence that the child is in danger, in which case CS would need to go through the court and have the court order the family to co-operate. And finally, just because you don’t hear that CS has done anything doesn’t mean they haven’t done anything. Again, by law, unless you are the custodial parent, you have no right and are not entitled to know if CS has opened a case. Just because you don’t get your way doesn’t mean CS is unconcerned. It means you didn’t have enough information or what you reported, by law and direction of the state, did not rise to the level of abuse or neglect. Why don’t you give Children Services a break and allow them some positive publicity for the thankless job they do? Whether or not you believe it, they deserve it.

  6. hazeleyes

    Right! How many times I went with a family member seeking help for a child who was in danger, and got no where with Children’s services! Basically was told, that the child in question had to almost dead before anything would be done about it! The child is in counseling now, and finally the counselor just figured he was abused by both his parents! Like we haven’t already told this to both parties involved? The system fails too many children! An individual can talk until they are blue in the face and no one listens. It takes a death, then its way to late!