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Southeastern Illinois College hosts child abuse prevention forum

Event organizer and SIC criminal justice instructor Brent Maguire said this is an important topic often overlooked. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Event organizer and SIC criminal justice instructor Brent Maguire said this is an important topic often overlooked. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
The forum was held in honor of the month of April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) The forum was held in honor of the month of April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - Southeastern Illinois College hosted the second annual child abuse prevention forum on its campus in Harrisburg, Ill. Tuesday April, 7.

The forum was held in honor of the month of April which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Event organizer and SIC criminal justice instructor Brent Maguire said this is an important topic often overlooked.

"Many times this is not something that you want to talk about much," Maguire said. But it is important because like I said, children are so vulnerable."

The event featured breakout sessions, a panel discussion and informational tables where attendees learned about topics ranging from child abuse signs and symptoms to the role of child advocacy centers in child abuse investigations.

Representatives from the Illinois State Police, Department of Children and Family Services, The Guardian Center, CASA of Saline County, Egyptian Health Department and Children's Medical Resource Network provided information at the forum. 

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