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Employees in Cumberland get new training on child sex abuse

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

Employees of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation department have received training aimed at stopping child sex abuse.

Every employee went through the training earlier this summer. Instructors covered information on how common child sex abuse is, how to recognize it, and how to respond appropriately when the abuse is suspected.

The Fayetteville branch of the Child Advocacy Center conducted the training using guidelines from the Darkness to Light (D2L) organization.

D2L is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in child sex abuse prevention and relate training.

"It's opened my eyes to a lot of things," commented Belinda Jackson, the supervisor at the Cliffdale Recreation Center. "It's kind of enhanced what I wasn't sure of. We're all unaware of the possibility of sexual abuse if anything. So it helped me tremendously."

Because the parks and recreation department also trained all volunteers for its afterschool program, that program is now designated as a "Partner in Prevention" by D2L.

"Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation is honored to be awarded a "Partner in Prevention" designation," said James McMillan, recreation division manager. "Child sex abuse is a horrible problem that plagues our society, and our organization is very happy to join in the fight to end this crime against children. Our staff will continue to be trained on how to prevent and recognize the signs of child sex abuse."

The training to help recognize and respond to child sex abuse is available to the general public, businesses and community organizations.

More information is available through the Child Advocacy Center in Fayetteville at 910-486-9700 or online at www.childadvocacycenter.com

People can even take training online through Darkness to Light. More information on D2L's training is available at www.d2l.org.

Brandon Herring

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