From the very first day:
- Introduce them to GOD
- Teach them Respect
- Teach them Honor
- Teach them Manners
- Teach them Love
- Teach them Kindness
- Teach them Forgiveness
But above all, PROTECT THEM!!!!
TEACH THEM WHAT LIVES OUT THERE IN THE DARK
PEORIA, Ill. — Child deaths caused by Abuse and Neglect hit a 30 year high last year, according to the Illinois Department of Children and family services.
But there’s a local organization stepping up to help those children.
The Pediatric Resource Center in Peoria sees an increase in Child Abuse cases every year, both Physical and Sexual Abuse. Already in 2014, they have 10 percent more cases than last year.
“It’s hard for our case coordinators to keep up, it’s hard for the medical staff to keep up. We’re seeing difficulty with DCFS and law enforcement, for them to keep up as well,” said Dr. Channing Petrak, the Medical Director for the Pediatric Resource Center.
When a Ahild Abuse case is reported and a referral is made to the Pediatric Resource Center, the child is given a complete physical, a head to toe exam and any necessary tests. Then that child’s full medical history is reviewed.
“We need to make sure that the child doesn’t have injuries that are unnoticed and that they have testing done for infections that might be unnoticed as well, for their long-term health,” Dr. Petrak said. “It’s also important for the child to know that they’re healthy and they’re okay. That’s very important for the child.”
Officials say the high numbers don’t necessarily mean there are more cases of abuse, it could also mean more people are recognizing the signs of an abused child.
“As the numbers are increasing, we are hopeful that the number of cases that are unreported is decreasing,” said the President of the Pediatric Resource Center Community Advisory Board, Kathy Miller.
The center is funded entirely through grants and private donors. And with the increase in cases means the center needs additional staff to handle it.
“Child abuse is hard to talk about, it’s hard to even think about,” Miller said. “But I believe every child deserves a life that is safe from Physical and Sexual Abuse.”
The Pediatric Resource Center’s “Harvesting Hope” fall fundraiser is Saturday, Oct. 25 at the the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria. The event includes live music and a live and silent auction.
Something different today, we would like to know how you feel about Our new website…. OK, I am a bit scattered, I lookup from (uh-ohhhh, why are they both standing in front of me, and why are they both stareing at me) MY NOTEBOOK!!!! OK, all clear. That was Lia and Aida, the StrongBow Women; bearing gifts in the form of a thermometer, a cool wet cloth, some kind of pills, a snack, and 500 questions.
I had mostly intended this for Our Circle, on our Google+ Page NOT IN MY WORLD!!!!, and thought I had made reference to the Comment Guidelines page and the About Our World page, since I thought this post was published about 7 hours ago. Sometimes waking up feeling a bit scattered is not such a bad thing if you just happen to remember that you have forgotten to do something REALLY IMPORTANT…. like introduce yourself to the WordPress Community
I am Blackhorn33, Administrator of NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! and the Google+ page of the same name. I remember hearing some reference to “your own little world” or “yall’s own little world” for a good part of my life, and I never had to give it any consideration because the storm was here, and Dr Frankenstein(Frank) stood ready to attach the leads to the electrodes. “Say When Dr Frankenstein”(Dr Frankenstein Frank shouting across the laboratory to Dr Frankenstein Blackhorn33), and with a nod I said “WHEN”, and just as a Woman screamed in the audience, someone backstage hollered out “IT’S ALIVE”!!!!
I didn’t have to look to validate what I knew already; for in the length of a nanosecond, all the weight in the world had been lifted from our shoulders. All of our hopes and dreams was reality and complete, and the Child Abuse and Indifference that followed with us from our youth, fled from it’s presence.
All I have left to say could take a lifetime, because it took a lifetime to see this day. The people I owe, and will leave this world oweing, don’t go by no fancy rough-tough names like “The Wild Bunch” nor “The Hole-In-The-Wall Gang”. Although a major part of them have traveled many miles, many times, out of Our Country, to places all over the world, even under water close to The North Pole in a submarine, all the while prepared to give their lives to keep US A FREE NATION. We got a couple of CowBoys, a couple of CEOs, several very good Attorneys, one we call Medic, a Rabbit who takes care of us all, a Foster Parent who retired protecting us, an old friend who became a Ferrier one time who just came back into Our Life, Together We Heal, and many more I will mention later. We Call Ourselves OUR CIRCLE, but without MY 2 GOLDHEARTS this point in time would be very different. Thank You J. L. and Lynda