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f TIMES-NEWS, ttARTFORD, KENTUCKh~ APRIL 22, 2004, PAGE 8-C ) Sacred Heart to be in concert at Hartford United Methodist Church On Sunday', April 25, at 7 p.m., the local gospel group, Sacred Heart, will be ministering through song and instrumentals at Hartford United Methodist Church, 141 East Center Street, Hartford. Pastor Sandy Douglass and the congregation extends an invitation to all. Institute hosts blood drive Everyone is invited to help replenish the blood supply fbr the community at the ninth Comnnnlity Blood Drive at Green River Heart Institute, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. in the Parrish Medical Plaza at 815 East Parrish Avenue. Local medical professionals and physicians are invited, but the Institute encourages everyone to share their good health with others in need. The donated blood is run through a battery of tests before it is administered to oatients. non-fasting measurement of their total cholesterol and a T- shirt, compliments of the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center. Donors will be eligible ibr a door prize. For infi)rmation regarding donor guidelines and requirements call the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center (270) 684-9296. If you suspect abuse, report it - it's the right thing Reporting abuse could save a life. C-laildren die every day from injuries caused by child abuse. Often, someone was aware of the abuse, but didn't report it. Abusive families need help. Reporting abuse can help connect families with counseling and services. This may help to relieve a family's stress - and prevent future abuse. The cycle of abuse can be stopped. Victims of abuse who receive counseling and treatment are less likely to become abusers or have other problems as they grow T}le case may be referred to social services or to juvenile, family or criminal courI. How will the child be protected? If abuse is occurring in t he home: The t hild ma3 be temporaril3 removed fi'om the home, He or she ma:, R',) t(:, live with relati\ es or a fbster family. The fhmilv may be required to seek counseling or other services to help prevent fl~ure abuse, /If the par@ills don't cooperate with these up. requirelnents, they could It may be your legal risk losing the" child responsibility. Most states permanently. have laws requiring anyone Will the abuser be who works with children (teachers, nurses, social workers, doctors, etc.! to report abuse. Some questions and answers about reporting abuse Who should I report to? Call the Kentucky Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-752- 6200. What happens when a report is made? The process varies from state to state. In general: An investigator may visit the home and interview the child, the parents or other caretakers. The investigator helps determine whether the child is being abused or at risk tbr abuse. FAMILY EYE CARE CENTER punished? It depends. Often the goal is to help tt e abuser break the cycle of abuse, so the family can stay together. In some cases, the abueer may face criminal ch arges. I reported abuse, and nothing happened. What else (.'an I do? Keep in mind that YOU may not have the legal right it) know what steps were taken to protect the child. If you are still concerned about the child, you can help in other ways: AH Talk to the teacher, a a leader oI the community. a position to family. Oft w family, if' it's ()ffer to help chores, etc, Be supportive to any suspect is being neglected at home. And, keep abuse until the resol\ ed. 124 West Union Street Hartford, Kentucky 42347 Civil & CriminalTrial Practice P Personal Injuo', B/f'ongfitl Death, Pro&ssional Negligence, P )ducts Liabilio; Criminal De&nse, Auto- mobile Accidents, Social SecuriO' Disabili Workers'Compensation, Wills & Trusts, Estates, Real Estate r /' f! OO \ |