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Norfolk event informs about child abuse

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NORFOLK, NE  (US92)  - An event in Norfolk, Nebraska Wednesday will provide the public with information and tips on preventing child sex abuse.

The Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center works to provide free training each year to help children who are neglected or abused.

The free training session and seminar will be held this Wednesday at the Divots Conference Center in Norfolk and feature speaker Craig Hill.

Craig has spent 35 years in law enforcement, helped to found the Lost Children's Network and has been involved in numerous other projects to promote child safety and doing presentations to help children who are in abusive situations.

Organizers say Hill will talk about characteristics of perpetrators to watch out for, different crimes against children, internet safety and other ways parents, child care providers, teachers and others can really help to protect kids.

Child Advocacy officials say in their 24-county service area, they see an average of 300 to 400 kids every year who have been involved in abusive situations.

They also point out that 90 percent of kids who are sexually abused know and trust their abusers, mostly friends or other family members, so training like this is important so we know what to watch out for.

Along with helpful information, this seminar will also provide child care providers with continuing education credits.

The free Child Sex Abuse Prevention seminar will get started around 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday.

While the event is free and open to the public, it is recommended that you reserve a seat at 402-644-7347.

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