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Calls to Arkansas's child abuse hotline have increased after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. We learn about how the pandemic has impacted the process of identifying and supporting abused children. 


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The Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County began providing services at its new Gentry location this week. Officials say they anticipate serving 40-60 children at their second location between now and the end of the year. The nonprofit has seen more than 12,000 children since its inception 20 years ago.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and according to officials, the state’s child abuse hotline has received more than 3,100 calls since the pandemic started. The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County is continuing to educate the public about child abuse by hosting virtual trainings during the pandemic.

Erica Maples works as a counselor with Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County.  In this segment, Erica describes her experience as a counselor and speaks about the work she does with the Children's Advocacy Center and describe

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Throughout this month, we will be hearing from staff members of the Children's Advocacy Center of  Benton County as they describe the daily activities and services they provide to save children from abusive households.