Salem Chapter

Community dialogue to help stem child abuse and neglect

SALEM — As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Fostering Hope Initiative’s Safe Families for Children will host a community forum in partnership with Salem Leadership Foundation about how to take action to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The event, entitled “You: The First Step in Preventing Child Abuse,” takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Salem Public Library in the Loucks Auditorium, 585 Liberty St. SE. Local and national experts will explain how community members can play a part in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The event is free, and families, community volunteers, faith community leaders, and social service partners are encouraged to attend.

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