Child Psych goes blue to raise awareness of child abuse

 child abuse prevention1RLC student Sara Vaughn (Benton) shows off her blue shirt to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

child abuse 3INA, Ill. (May 10, 2019) – Students in blue roamed Rend Lake College’s campus in an effort to raise awareness about April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The students, all enrolled in Dr. Jeannie Mitchell’s Child Psychology course, handed out flyers and cookies in every building on campus while dressed in T-shirts designed to raise awareness. The flyers were filled with information and facts about child abuse, including how to spot it, statistics on abuse and who to contact in case of emergency.

The students pictured put on their custom blue T-shirts to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month. They are, in alphabetical order, Javier Barocio (Mt. Vernon), Noah Brown (Ina), Zoe Brown (Sesser), Mitchell Bulla (Sesser), Rebekah Cramer (Opdyke), Alexandra Dahm (Ina), Steffanie Geuvens (Mt. Vernon), Brant Glidewell (Ina), Danyelle Hess (Thompsonville), Shelby Hewlett (Mulkeytown), Christina Hodge (Mt. Vernon), Jenna Jones (Sesser), Melanie Kelcher (Benton), Meagan Kralj (Santa Claus, Ind.), Ryan Luckett (Louisville,  Ky.), Alexa Macy (Ina), Bethany Meadows (Herrin), Juwan Moore (Ina), Trevor Nicholson (Ina), Dominique Peterson (Mt. Vernon), Jack Pring (Ina), Brianna Rainwater (Belle Rive), Mallory Rone (Thompsonville), Esther Roy (Pinckneyville), Sera Samadzai (Mt. Vernon), Breanna Sanders (Woodlawn), Myndi Siebenthal (Mt. Vernon), Mason Smith (Woodlawn), Jade Stallons (Mt. Vernon), Josie Sykes (Makanda), Sara Vaughn (Benton) and Sydney Williams (McLeansboro).  

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