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      Oswego forum to focus on school safety

      School safety will be front and center at a forum in Oswego later this week.

      The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County is joining forces with the Oswego City School District, the Oswego County Department of Social Services, the Huntington Family Centers of Syracuse and the Oswego County Child Protection Advisory Council for a community forum entitled "Safety In Our Schools." It will be held Thursday evening, January 10 at 6 p.m. in the Oswego High School library.

      The forum will cover several aspects related to children's safety including harm reduction and violence prevention strategies in the home, school, and community. "We know that children's exposure to violence and abuse is a concern not only in our communities, but across the country," said Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County. "We invite parents, guardians, and concerned community members to attend this informative and educational forum that will focus on the multidisciplinary systems in place that respond to child abuse allegations and what can be done at home as well as in school to promote and maximize the safety of our children."

      Organizers encourage parents to attend to improve the lines of communication when it comes to school safety.

      For more information , contact the Child Advocacy Center at 315-592-4453 or click here.