Children’s Network Event to Spotlight National Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County Children’s Network in collaboration with Children and Family Services (CFS), and the Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office will co-host a High Desert Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Walk at the Victorville Police Station at 14200 Amargosa Rd., Victorville, CA 92392 this Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m.  To register for the walk, go to

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and is “devoted to celebrating everything we can do to transform our communities into places that care about – and actively support families and children,” says Children’s Network Director, Amy Cousineau.  “By making sure all parents in our communities have access to quality childcare, affordable health services, parenting education resources, substance abuse treatment, and mental health programs, we make progress toward what the month stands for, preventing child abuse!”

Collaborating agencies will come together to create an awareness of child abuse prevention in the County of San Bernardino and provide much-needed resources to individuals and families.  Children’s Network Director Amy Cousineau, District Attorney Mike A. Ramos, CFS Director DeAnna Avey-Motikeit and Sheriff John McMahon all support this event and will be in attendance.  Cousineau says, “It is not enough to care about the problems of child abuse and neglect and to address the consequences.  We also have to pay attention to the kinds of efforts that will prevent it from happening in the first place. It’s a shared responsibility.  We all play a part in caring for our children and supporting families.”

The Children’s Network of San Bernardino County works to improve the quality of life for

“children at risk” who because of behavior, abuse, neglect, medical needs, educational assessment, and/or detrimental daily living situations are eligible for services from one or more of the member agencies of the Children’s Policy Council.

Children’s Network is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring residents have the resources they need to provide the necessities of life to their families. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at

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