Stroller walk aims to raise awareness of child abuse prevention resources for parents

Posted at 2:43 PM, Apr 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-11 16:43:37-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — More than 3,700 cases of child abuse were confirmed in Salt Lake County in 2014, according to the Division of Child and Family Services, and Saturday a stroller walk was held to raise awareness of the issue and educate parents about resources available to them.

The Family Support Center held a Stroller Walk Against Child Abuse Saturday morning at their Taylorsville location, 1760 West 4805 South, and prior to the walk there was a presentation, a chalk art festival and balloons, according to a press release.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse while also making parents aware of the resources that are out there to help them if they feel overwhelmed.

“We have crisis nurseries that are free of charge, other services that are free of charge, where we want to help, and we can help,” said Bonnie Peters, the Family Support Center’s Executive Director.

The center offers resources like the crisis nursery for parents who are overwhelmed, free family mentoring, low-cost individual and family counseling and various others. Click here to visit their website for more information and contact details, or to donate to the center.