FCCLA Chapter hosts Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, April 26, 2013
Photo submitted Prevention specialist visits Purdy Jennifer Schiffman, prevention specialist from the MO ICAC Task Force, St. Charles County Cyber Crime Unit, is pictured above talking to the Purdy High School students about cyber bullying and peer abuse.

The Purdy Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter recently held an "Abuse Awareness Day."

Purdy High school students were given the opportunity to learn more about the different types of abuses. Drug abuse information was presented by John Lucky and Chief Dana Kammerlohr of the Cassville Police Department.

Date and domestic abuse was presented by Cierra Day from the Harmony House in Springfield. Jennifer Schiffman from the Prevention Specialist, Missouri Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Task Force, St. Charles County Cyber Crime Unit, spoke on cyber bullying and peer abuse.

Child abuse information was presented by James Smith from the Cassville Police Department.

The students responded well and were given the opportunity to speak privately with the school counselor, Katie Whitehead, or any of the speakers.

The high school English teachers gave the students an opportunity to write about the presentations and what they had gained from the experience. Several students gave donations which were taken to the Monett Children's Advocacy Center.

Purdy's FCCLA Chapter members were able to tour the Child Advocacy Center and see what the center does.

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