The Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County exists to build a community dedicated to the prevention of and the coordinated response to child abuse and neglect.
It is never comfortable for any of us to imagine that child physical or sexual abuse takes place in our backyard, but it does.The Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center works as an advocate on behalf of the children and youth in our community who suffer from abuse each year.
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The Children’s Protection Award, previously called the Hancock-Settlemyre Award, was established in 1980 in honor of Dr. Millie Hancock Schumpert, former Hickory physician, and Jean Settlemyre Tashman, former administrator of Frye Regional Medical Center, who were among the founders of the original “Task Force for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect”.
This prestigious award honors the individual, community group, or business whose efforts have reduced family stress and improved the quality of family life, thereby reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect in Catawba County.
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“This project was supported by sub-grant # PROJO10905 awarded by the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. The opinions, findings, conclusions,
and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views
of the State of North Carolina or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.”