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Covenant Children's Hospital hosts child abuse awareness summit

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LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

Covenant Children's Hospital hosted the 5th annual child abuse summit Friday. Ahead of Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month in April, Covenant brought in experts to speak to social workers, nurses, EMTs, and others that work with children to teach them how to handle situations of abuse.

According to Covenant, Lubbock County has 2 times more incidents of child abuse than the state average, and they're hoping to bring that number down.

"So we have seen a trend of the incidents going down a litte bit, so that's good, but we've had a number of fatalities in the last year, and that's not so good. Children shouldn't die from child abuse," said Marguerite Fallon, Chief Nursing Officer at Covenant.

You can visit your local United Supermarket to get a blue ribbon to support child abuse awareness through the month of April. Lubbock's GO BLUE kickoff is Friday, March 31st through April 2nd. There will also be a ribbon-tying ceremony on Wednesday, April 5th at 1:00 pm at Covenant Children's Hospital. 

For more events and information you can visit http://www.facebook.com/southplainsccap/

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