Signs of Child Maltreatment: How to Identify Abuse and Ask the Right Questions
LAKEWOOD RANCH, FLA: On Wednesday, September 14, Manatee Children’s Services will be holding a free information session, “Signs of Child Maltreatment: How to Identify Abuse and Ask the Right Questions,” from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Raymond James Lakewood Ranch Office, 8120 Lakewood Main St, Ste. 201, Bradenton, Fla.
In this session, participants will learn how to identify signs of physical abuse such as behavioral changes and physical symptoms. Participants will also learn how to use open-ended questions when speaking with children about possible abuse. MSW Kimberly Griffin, Child Protection Team Coordinator of Manatee Children’s Services, will be the session presenter. Ms. Griffin holds a master’s degree in social work and currently oversees CPT and the MCS Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Team.
To register, please visit our Eventbrite invitation here. This session is part of our ongoing Child Abuse Prevention Series funded by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation. For more information about Manatee Children’s Services, visit our website. Stay connected to us through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation: The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund was founded in 2000 based on an idea that to create a true “community,” rather than just a place to live, there needed to be a soul. This charitable organization provides a vehicle in the community for residents, businesses and more to make investments that ensure peoples’ needs across the community are addressed, even if those needs aren’t yet apparent. Its sole purpose has been and continues to be devoted to enhancing the lives of people living in Lakewood Ranch and the surrounding eastern areas of Sarasota and Manatee.
About Manatee Children’s Services: Manatee Children’s Services, a Child Advocacy Center dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse, provides a full spectrum of programs serving over 12,000 children and families annually. Our mission is “to advocate for and provide the resources, skills, and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families.” Since its inception in 1977 as the community’s first and only emergency shelter for abused children in foster care, MCS now offers programs in treatment, prevention, intervention, and residential services.