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Sgt. Terry Hall to discuss Body Safety

Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015

Sgt. Terry Hall will be in Huntington on Monday, January 26 through Wednesday, January 28 to share the “Body Safety” program. The program will be held at Flint Springs the morning of January 27; Andrews students will hear the message the afternoon of January 27. Lincoln students will hear the program the morning of January 28 with Huntington Catholic elementary students hearing the message in the afternoon.

The Child Protection Team, in partnership with the Huntington County Community School Corporation, Department of Child Services and the Youth Services Bureau first brought Sgt. Hall to Huntington County in 2006. This is the 10th year that the program has been offered in Huntington County. Hall is a renowned expert in child safety who has traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as abroad sharing his message in order to provide children and young people with the information needed for them to be empowered with their own safety. He also educates the parents, professionals, law enforcement and the community how to take an active role in making their community safe for children/youth.

“It is important that this type of program and message be heard on a regular basis so the information students hear becomes second nature, not a one-time a year program” shared Jan Williams, executive director of YSB.

“A community meeting will be held on Monday January 26 at 6 p.m. in the Horace Mann Education Center. This meeting is open to all parents and concerned citizens who want to learn how to help make Huntington County safe for all children,” said Trace Hinesley, Huntington County Community School Corporation.

The program is graciously funded by ECOLAB Foundation. In addition to the Department of Child Services, Child Protection team, HCCSC and the YSB the other partners include: State Police, Sheriff Department, City police, Prosecutor’s office, Probation department and Town Marshals.

Hinesley went on to say, “Huntington County is very fortunate to have this type of program with the full support of the community with over 15 agencies/departments providing support for four intensive days in an effort to make Huntington County safe for our children.”

For more information, please contact Jan Williams at the YSB at (260) 356-9681.