SHERIFF PLANS COMMUNITY PRESENTATION ON CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

SHERIFF PLANS COMMUNITY PRESENTATION ON CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

A regional expert on child-abuse prevention will be in Las Cruces Friday, April 16, to discuss various aspects of child abuse.

Doña Ana County Sheriff Juan Hernandez organized the educational program, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Branigan Memorial Library Conference Room.

Dr. Eidell Wasserman of the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Victim Assistance will present a multi-topic seminar covering the following areas of interest: 1) Signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect; 2) Impact of child abuse on brain development; 3) Recognizing roles and responsibilities in responses to child abuse; 4) Multidisciplinary responses to child abuse; and 5) Developing community strategies for preventing child abuse and neglect.

Admission to the seminar is free to the public. Lunch will not be provided. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended.

For more information or to reserve a seat at the seminar, call Bernice Montoya at the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department at (505) 647-7701. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7701.