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JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) There
were more than four thousand substantiated reports of child and
student abuse in the Commonwealth last year.
That’s up from about three thousand reports in 2014.
One local group is being recognized for its efforts in preventing
child abuse and neglect cases.
Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore explains
The State Department of Human Services awarded about 900
thousand dollars to organizations fighting to prevent child abuse
and neglect cases.
The Jim Thorpe area school district is one of the recipients of the
Children’s Trust Fund award.
The Carbon County Right from the Start program offers parenting
skills training and support to families in need.
Administrators say being a good parent means knowing when to ask
Eva Lynn Kuehner, supervisor, Carbon County Right from the Start
told Eyewitness News
“Often times abuse comes out of frustration and not knowing where
to turn and what to do”
For the last 13 years, the team has…