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Prevent Child Abuse Indiana

 

No one can do everything. But everyone can do something. And together, we can do anything. Together, we can prevent child abuse!

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, and is committed to making Indiana a better, safer place for Indiana's most precious resources - our children. With strong support of active councils throughout the state, we work together to:

  • Increase awareness of the problem and inform communities about solutions.
  • Serve as a valuable resource for families, individuals and organizations.
  • Advocate for expanded and improved programs and policies to prevent child abuse.
  • Foster a statewide network committed to child abuse prevention.
Please report all child abuse and neglect by calling

 

1-800-800-5556


Suspected child abuse or neglect should be reported to Child Protective Services (CPS). They operate a 24-hour, 7-day a week hotline: 1-800-800-5556. There is also a local number for every county listed at the CPS website http://www.in.gov/dcs/2372.htm

Our office does NOT take abuse/neglect report calls.

 


 

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana Regional Luncheon / Workshops

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana works hard to prevent abuse and neglect  through education and community connections.  We are pleased to present our Annual Regional Luncheon/Workshops on the theme of:

"Keeping Up With New Social Media"

Time: 12 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Non-Members $10.00 and Members $5.00 (Cash or Check at the door)

Dates & Locations:

September 12th in Columbus, IN

October 3rd in Corydon, IN

October 10th in South Bend, IN

November 14th in Indianapolis, IN

 

To see the complete flyer and to register Click Here

Please register by the Friday before the Workshop.

If you are a member of a Prevention Council in Indiana, please go to the "Events & Training" link and view the flyer and register there. Thank you!


VOICES 4 CHILDREN EVENT


COME JOIN US FOR
FUN,
FOOD,
MUSIC &
A SILENT AUCTION!


We are coming together to help raise awareness and funds for
Prevent Child Abuse, Indiana, a Division of The Villages


It will be fun for the whole family!

Date: September 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Overcoming Church Rec Center
2203 Columbia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN

Cost: $15 per person if you register by Sept 12th
$20 per person at the door

Emceed by Jason Hammer from WIBC

Join us as we hear:
Brenda Williams, Twin Peaks, Common Ground and others
lift their voices in song…all for prevention!

To Pre-Register Click Here

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana Thanks Our Generous Sponsors:

Black Plate Catering by Keith Little
Overcoming Church
C. Dannon Ittenbach
Mindy Bennett
Mary Hauser
Todd Louden
Jackie Suess
Steve & Sharon Pierce

We also thank all the individuals and companies that have donated Silent Auction Items

 


Men, Let's Make a Difference in Our Community, One Family at a Time

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana and Dads Inc. present

The Nurturing Fathers Program

Reflection - Discussion - Empowerment

WHEN: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (Informational Meeting)
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meal served at 6pm & class begins at 6:30 pm
 
WHERE: Overcoming Church ~ Classroom 
2203 N. Columbia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205
 
WHO IS INVITED: Fathers, Grandfathers, Mentors, Adult Males

Register Early as we only have room for 20 participants for the program
 
WEEKLY INCENTIVES: gas cards, etc. and participants must attend 90% of scheduled sessions to qualify for the final gift
 
For more information and to register contact Dads Inc./Brian Carter at 317-775-6439 or bcarter@villages.org


 


 

Ombuds-what?! The DCS Ombudsman Bureau and its Role in the Indiana Child Welfare System

Since 2009, the DCS Ombudsman Bureau has been receiving, investigating, and attempting to resolve complaints against the Department of Child Services. However, few people even know what an ombudsman is, much less the function of the DCS Ombudsman Bureau. The term “ombudsman” is a Swedish term for an appointed government official who investigates or resolves citizens’ complaints, reports findings, and provides recommendations to a state agency.

 

In 2009, pursuant to Indiana Code 4-13-19, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Director Susan Hoppe to be the first DCS Ombudsman; since then, Director Hoppe has added two full-time Assistant Ombudsmen.  In 2013, upon the retirement of Director Hoppe, Mike Pence appointed Director Alfreda Singleton-Smith to the role of DCS Ombudsman.

 

So, what does the ombudsman do? The DCS Ombudsman has the statutory authority to receive, investigate, and attempt to resolve a complaint that alleges the Department of Child Services, by an action or omission, failed to protect the physical or mental health or safety of any child or failed to follow specific laws, rules, or written policies. The DCS Ombudsman may also examine policies and procedures, evaluate the effectiveness of the child protection system, and provide recommendations to improve the system. Further, the DCS Ombudsman Bureau is an independent agency that is housed within the Indiana Department of Administration that provides unbiased and independent review of issues regarding DCS.

 

Anyone who believes DCS failed to protect the health or safety of a child, or failed to follow laws, rules or written procedure, may file a complaint with the DCS Ombudsman Bureau.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.in.gov/idoa/2610.htm or call 1-877-682-0101.

 

 

 

 



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