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Tips for Parents: Identifying the signs of abuse

Posted April 30, 2013

I featured SAFEchild on Monday. The Wake County agency offers programs for parents and kids and works with children who have been abused.

Cristin DeRonja, a Raleigh mom of four and director of the group's advocacy center, returns today with some important information about the different kinds of child abuse and what you can do if you suspect a problem.

DeRonja said people often are hesitant to report a possible abuse. Cristin DeRonja of SAFEchild Tips for Parents: Identifying different kinds of child abuse

"I want to encourage our community to know that reaching out for professional help is not about getting a family or child in trouble, it's about getting them the support and the help that they need to have a healthy and happy childhood," she tells me.

Watch my video interview with DeRonja for more. In the video, she mentions a phone number for Wake County Department of Social Services. Click here for social service departments across the state.

Go to SAFEchild's website for more information about all of the programs that they offer families in Wake County.

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