IU Northwest will recognize the 70 Indiana children who lost their lives to child abuse and neglect in 2002 at the annual “You are Remembered” vigil Tuesday, April 29 at 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Savannah Center.
A children’s shoe exhibit will be displayed as a reminder of the number of lost children. Children’s artwork from around Lake County depicting, “What Kids Need That Money Can’t Buy,” will also be on display. Andie Marshall, of Prevent Child Abuse in Indiana, and other officials in the field will be available to speak about prevention efforts.
This event is one of many throughout the month concerning child abuse prevention and awareness. “Regarding child abuse, it's hard to tell if the problem is getting worse or better. Our effort is to make people more aware,” said Rick Hug, professor in the School of Environmental and Public Affairs and coordinator of awareness activities at IU Northwest.
For more information about the vigil, please call (219) 980-6838. For more information about child abuse and neglect prevention in Lake County, please call (219) 756-8015.