Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with Parents For Megan’s Law, will be holding a free community meeting entitled "Protecting Our Children: A Forum on Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse". The event will be held at Farmingdale High School on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 7 pm.
"As parents, our number one priority is protecting our children, but we can’t be with our kids all of the time. Therefore, it is important for us to learn how to spot the signs of trouble and teach our children how to be safe," said Senator Fuschillo. "This program is a great resource for parents, and I urge them to attend."
At the forum, representatives from Parents for Megan’s Law will teach parents how to protect their children from sexual abuse by outlining safety rules they should teach their children, "red flags" that can help detect inappropriate behavior, tricks that predators use to access children, and the physical and behavioral signs of sexual abuse. Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
Due to the sensitive nature of the issues being presented, it is requested that children not accompany their parents to this program.
Parents For Megan's Law is a not-for-profit, national community and victim's rights organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of childhood sexual abuse through the provision of education, advocacy, counseling, policy and legislative support services. The group also operates a help line, 1-888-ASK-PFML (275-7365), which advises callers about accessing valuable information on convicted sex offenders, responsible use of information, and childhood sexual abuse prevention.
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