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SOSD Kicks Off Child Abuse Prevention Month with Awareness Events

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Each year, April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the SOSD Discovery Center's Families Strengthening Families program provides special programming to encourage our community to #StandUpforChildren: See Something. Say Something. This theme reflects a simple truth about the realities of child abuse... If a child is being abused, change will only happen through the intervention of an adult.

The Starkville Oktibbeha School District Child Abuse Prevention Month seeks to raise awareness, provide tools and promote action that will prevent the abuse or exploitation of children in our greater community.


To reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation in the State of Mississippi
Call 1-800-222-8000 | (601) 432-4570 or 911

You may also call your local Child Protection Services Office

To report abuse online, visit www.msabusehotline.com

Click to find out more about reporting child abuse.


The SOSD Discovery Center will host a variety of public awareness events and community engagement activites during the month of April to raise awareness about child abuse prevention. For a full slate of activities, click to visit our Child Abuse Prevention Month Events.

Please save the date for these two featured community events:

Community Engagement Event
"APPS & Cybercrimes: Preventing Predators from Entering your Backdoor"
Guest Speaker: Lee McDivitt, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office
Location: Greensboro Center, 401 Greensboro Street, Starkville, MS
Click here to register

4:30pm - Food Truck, Greensboro Parking lot
5:00pm - Expo with Family-centered Organizations, Greensboro Mezzanine
6:00pm - Speaker Presentation, Greensboro Auditorium

Statewide Vitality Cafe
6:00pm via ZOOM
“Me, Myself, & I: Taking Care of My Mind”
Click here to register