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Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse
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The Hall County Health Department has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

The designation was awarded for Hall County Health Department’s commitment to protecting children by training more than 90 percent of its staff and volunteers on how to prevent, recognize the signs of and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

“Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations who take child sexual abuse prevention seriously by implementing policy and training staff. The training and designation award is provided by Charleston, S.C.-based Darkness to Light, known as D2L. D2L has championed the movement to end child sexual abuse since its founding in 2000 and now has education programs in 49 states and 15 foreign countries.

D2L’s training curriculum points out that child sexual abuse is pervasive in a society where it is repressed and not discussed. Thousands of organizations across the U.S. and Canada are now seeking out a dialogue for prevention.

To learn more about child sexual abuse prevention training or to enroll your organization in D2L’s “Partner in Prevention” program, visit www.d2l.org or contact D2L Program Coordinator Erika Rowell at 842-965-5444.

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