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Child Advocacy Center sets child abuse prevention training

NIAGARA FALLS – A training program in preventing and recognizing child abuse is being offered across Niagara County in April by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.

The program, called Stewards of Children, is free and is being offered from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave.; from 2:30 to 5 and 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 in the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St.; and from 2:30 to 5 and 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 20 in the DeGraff Community Room, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda.

The training will be led by Jacqueline Pritchard, education and outreach coordinator of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, with the support of the Niagara Area Foundation.

Sessions are open to anyone interested in protecting children from sexual abuse and may be of particular interest to youth serving organizations, parents, educators, childcare providers and faith centers.

Advance registration is required, either through the Classes & Events page at, or by calling the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara at 285-0045.