In her first Register Guard guest viewpoint for Child Abuse Prevention Month, 90by30 Director coins the brilliant (and accurate) phrase "A Connected Child is a Protected Child."
When children and young people have a group of caring and interested adults supporting them throughout their childhood, they are much less likely to suffer from abuse or neglect. Neglect and abuse flourish in isolation.
To read the rest of Barkhurt's piece, click here, and stay tuned for further weekly RG guest viewpoints throughout April. You can also find an archive of past years' viewpoints at www.GetInvolvedLaneCounty.org.