Area hospital brings awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month


Highland-Clarksburg Hospital has joined a nationwide effort in bringing awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The hospital kicked off its month-long events Thursday with a flag raising ceremony.

The flag has a picture with several children, one of them a chalk outline to symbolize the victim of child abuse.

Hospital employees planted pinwheels around the flag pole after the ceremony.

‘Highland-Clarksburg Hospital works with children and youth and we see a lot of child neglect and abuse cases and it’s just an honor for us to bring awareness to the prevention of child abuse and also be part of helping the situation and caring for the individuals who need help,” said Shannon Putnam, marketing director. 

The hospital has observed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month since it opened five years ago.

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