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| August 1, 2018

Court appointed special advocates in Coconino County highlight need for child advocacy

Guest Column • Williams News

The end of summer and the start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children. But for some, the beginning of school could reveal a dark secret when signs of abuse and neglect these children have suffered over the summer are noticed by teachers, staff and other parents.

“Because children are subject to less adult supervision over the summer, it’s not uncommon for reports of suspected abuse and neglect to spike at the start of the school year,” said Amber Martin, CASA of Coconino County program coordinator.

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