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Awareness Is Key To Curbing Child Abuse, Officials Say


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and organizations want to raise awareness about the services available to help these victims. 
Amanda Haboush-Deloye with Prevent Child Abuse Nevada says awareness helps encourage victims and others to report cases of suspected child abuse. She says the majority of cases in the state involve children under the age of five. Some of the telltale signs of neglect include...
"Lack of supervision," Haboush-Deloye says. "Not having the appropriate food or nutrients in the house. Living in an unsafe or an unclean environment."

There are about 20,000 cases of suspected child abuse reported in Nevada each year. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nationwide there were more than three million suspected cases recently reported.  

Esther Ciammachilli is a former part-time broadcaster at KUNR Public Radio.