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#childabusepreventionmonth #LIVEUNITED When you support your local United Way, you are supporting LIFE SKILLS TRAINING, a fully-funded evidence based program offered by Exchange Club Family Resource Center. Read the details HERE. Test your knowledge! How many protective factors you can identify? Try all 6 scenarios—and use this tool to train others! Promoting the following protective factors is...

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Did you know that a child who spends just one hour a week with a mentor is less likely to hit someone, skip school, skip class, and start using drugs or alcohol? And that’s not all - mentoring a child can help enrich a child’s life as much as your own. While the nation’s graduation rate stands at 84 percent according to the Department of Education, historically underserved students still lag...

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Many of us may not realize that reading is a critical bridge to success in school, work and life. Children generally are learning to read until 3rd grade. By the 4th grade, they should be reading to learn. After that, coursework gets harder and reading becomes more challenging. Students who don’t read well have increasing difficulty keeping up. This can lead to bad grades, disengaging from...

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” Dr. King further challenged our nation to the service of our fellow man by asking, "What are you doing for others?" January 20, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of celebrating Dr. King's birthday and commemorating his life and legacy through community service. His legacy lives on as the universal messages...

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TAKE THE TEST HERE Know your slavery footprint: Whether it is the clothes we wear, the coffee we drink, or the phones we use to communicate, products that we use or consume every day may have been produced with trafficked or slave labor. Learn how slavery may be touching your everyday life. It will take all of us to make this change. You can BE THE CHANGE right here in Floyd County by connecting...

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We can be a light in a dark place. Today there are more than 20 million victims of human trafficking around, more than at any other time in history. #endslavery #LIVEUNITED Knowing the signs of Human Trafficking can help set someone free. Watch for these indicators in people you meet: Isolation. Monitored contact. No access to money. Works excessively long or unusual hours. Is fearful, anxious...

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Atlanta was named by the FBI as one of 14 cities with the highest rate of children used in prostitution. in fact, human trafficking has been reported in every single state in the U.S. More than 350 women and girls are trafficked in Georgia each month. Enough is enough. WE CAN BE THE CHANGE. Myths & Facts about Human Trafficking ● MYTH: Human trafficking is a global problem. There is nothing I...

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Human Trafficking is the 2nd largest and fastest growing crime on earth. Traffickers prey on the vulnerable, often with promises of a better life. Anyone can experience human trafficking, including men, while children are certainly the most vulnerable. In Rome, you can contact End Slavery Georgia, an organization that is tackling this issue head on. Nationally, visit the United Way Center on...

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