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Baltimore Child Abuse Center Hosts 5th Annual Be A Hero Gala and Party

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WHAT: Baltimore Child Abuse Center will host the 5th annual Be A Hero Gala and Party on Friday, May 4 beginning at 6:30 pm at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore.

Navigating School After an Adverse Life Event

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Back to school season can be incredibly stressful but becomes even more complicated when a child is confronting an adverse life event. Whether it’s divorce, abuse, bullying or even a move to a new home, these events can impact school success.

Mosby Says Alleged Child Porn Sharing By Now Ex-Juvenile Prosecutor ‘Disheartening’

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Courtesy Baltimore County Police
Courtesy Baltimore County Police

Police yesterday arrested a city prosecutor who specializes in handling juvenile cases after they say he distributed child porn on the internet. His boss, Marilyn Mosby, was quick to cut him loose from her staff.

How Long Is Too Long to Leave a 4-Year-Old Alone in a Car?

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If you said “any length of time,” pat yourself on the back. But if you answered with anything less than “eight hours,” you’re still doing better than one unbelievable Baltimore mother.

Police say 24-year-old Alicia Brown left her daughter locked inside a car for more than eight hours while she visited Maryland Live! Casino.

Penn State Scandal Prompts Policy Change in U of Md. Athletics

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Courtesy of Citybizlist  – When Bowie State Athletic Director Anton Gofffirst heard about the Penn State football child molestation scandal, he shared the same reaction as much of the country — shock and horror.

With a college athletics program in his charge, however, his thought process quickly went deeper.

“I think most of us in athletics kind of felt a little differently because it kind of hit a little closer to home,” Goff said. “A lot of us who are athletics directors, we talk and we all say, ‘Hey, that wouldn’t happen at my place, because I would have got wind of that, I would have tried to handle it differently.’ But you never know in that situation.”

Town Hall Meetings to Address Child Abuse in the Wake of Penn St Scandal

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The Baltimore Child Abuse Center will host two free public town hall meetings next week and the week after to provide a forum for community members to ask questions and discuss the implications of the recently reported child sexual abuse incidents at Penn State University. Community members are invited to this open forum to share their thoughts and concerns, as well as learn strategies in order to prevent child sexual abuse in our community. 

A panel of experts in the field will be on hand to answer questions and offer crucial insights, including: warning signs of abuse; strategies to prevent abuse; how to educate children on healthy boundaries and touching; how to address the Penn State incident with your children; reporting abuse in Maryland, including legal requirements; and how to develop a safety plan.

Therapists and professionals will be available to recommend treatment options, if necessary.

Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m.

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y

900 E. 33rd St., Baltimore

 

Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills

 

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