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Dollars Helping Prevent Child Abuse In West Virginia

October 14, 2009

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The deadline is fast approaching for West Virginia organizations to apply for grants to help prevent child abuse. For the third year, Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia will offer up to $1000 for programs with goals such as training parents who could face family crises.

According to Genni Ferri, the group's community partnership coordinator, the dollars are meant to directly help kids. As an example, she cites a program funded last year in Wheeling to target an especially vulnerable group.

"They were able to offer parenting education sessions for parents of children with special needs, and covered topics such as child development and links to community resources, to offer an environment of mutual support."

In awarding the grants, explains Ferri, they look for programs that can support themselves over time and build support in the community.

"Projects that we fund can serve as a catalyst for some additional community-based prevention activities, and our hope is that more people across the state will see that they have a role to play in helping to support and strengthen families."

The deadline for the $1000 "Good Beginnings" grants is this Friday, October 16. More information is available on the group's Web site,

Dan Heyman, Public News Service - WV