Thanks to all who participated in our 2023 Child Watch Bus Tour and to our collaborative.
Watch for the next one!

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Sponsored and Coordinated by Family Resource Network  of the Panhandle

in Collaboration with

Berkeley County Judicial Center

Berkeley County DHHR

Berkeley Medical Center

Board of Child Care

CASA of the Eastern Panhandle

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

National Youth Advocate Program

Safe Have Child Advocacy Center

The Child Watch Bus Tour is aimed at raising community awareness about the issue of child abuse in our area, while familiarizing community participants with signs and symptoms of child abuse and resources available to children and families struggling with these issues.

The bus tour stage is set through the eyes of a child experiencing abuse and/or neglect and entering into the child welfare system. This simulation is intended to allow participants to mirror this experience through the use of adopting a persona of an abused child through a vignette description and then moved through the many places a child may visit once the child enters the system.

The Bus Tour is conducted annually during the month of April, which is Child Abuse Awareness Month. It is free to participate and lunch and transportation to all sites is provided.

For further details, or information regarding upcoming bus tour contact

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