Child abuse prevention month aims to raise awareness and create change
Facebook Who’s your (Frog) Daddy? Hop your way into spring: a guide to upcoming local beer festivals Previous articleWorth Hills construction delayed by recent vandalismNext articleStudents react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islam Sierra Tuthill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Creepy clown sighting reported to Fort Worth police, no clowns found printSeventeen children are abused in Tarrant County every day.Tarrant County ranks second in Texas for number of confirmed child abuse victims, according to the ACH Child and Family Services website. And last year, 6,213 kids in Tarrant County were victims of child abuse.April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and ACH Child and Family Services launched the Bring Their Voice campaign to bring awareness to the community about the prevalent issue of child abuse in Fort Worth.ACH created an online tool kit to help advocate for local children in the future by pledging to be their voice.Destiny Boos, a TCU student, works specifically in Behavioral Care at ACH. Behavioral Care is a residential treatment center for kids 4-12 years old who have been removed from their families either temporarily or permanently.Boos works with these kids daily to help educate them on appropriate behaviors and to teach them healthy ways to regulate their emotions.“The children we serve have all come from challenging and traumatic backgrounds and it is our job to value them, encourage them and support their every need,” Boos said.Boos and other caretakers are responsible for caring, feeding, teaching and playing with the kids, while the Tarrant County case manager works with families to arrange an adoptive family for the kids.“These kids are incredibly special to me,” Boos said. “All they want is to be loved unconditionally.”Anyone would would like to help volunteer at ACH Child and Family Services can go here. Fort Worth moms host The Best Friend Bazaar Linkedin Sierra Tuthill Twitter Twitter ReddIt Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin Sierra Tuthill is a junior journalism major and film, television & digital media minor. She is the staff writer for the109.org. Sierra is the co-captain of the TCU Showgirls and loves country music, diet coke and the TCU Horned Frogs!