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May 25, 2024

Looking Out for Neglected Children
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Who looks out for the interests of abused or neglected children? The answer is court appointed, trained volunteers. Then- how can you and your family stay safe in a disaster, or a terrorist situation? A former Navy Seal shares life-saving advice.
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CASA Volunteers
Sally Erny, National Stakeholder Engagement Officer of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association explained how court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) look out for the interests of abused or neglected children. She discussed how CASA volunteers work with attorneys and other court officers to ensure the youngsters are in safe and healthy foster care, and eventually, permanent homes. She also outlined the training that these volunteers receive, and how someone can volunteer.
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Survival Skills for Any Situation
Clint Emerson, retired Navy Seal, and author of 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster offered numerous tips on how to crime-proof a house and how to avoid becoming a victim of crime in other environments, as well. He explained the importance of being aware of your environment, in order to react to dangerous situations or avoid them in the first place. He also talked about the options available to people caught in active shooter incidents or terrorist attacks.
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Lawn Mower Injuries
On an average day in the US, 13 children receive emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury. Tracy Mehan, Manager of Translational Research for the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio talked about the most common injuries and how they typically vary, depending on the age of the child. She offered suggestions for parents on how to prevent lawn mower-related injuries.
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