National Child Safety Expert to Hold Free Seminar
PINELLAS PARK - Just 32 seconds…that's all it takes to lure your child away. Award-winning author and nationally-recognized child luring expert, Dr. Ken Wooden, will hold a free seminar for parents and other interested citizens on Wednesday, April 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Avenue North, Pinellas Park. This free child luring awareness and prevention seminar is designed to teach strategies and tactics to protect children, teens, and young adults from predators.
Dr. Ken Wooden founded the nationally-recognized child safety program, Child Lures Prevention, and has been a featured guest on CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC, ABC News, Good Morning America, Oprah, 48 Hours, and Inside Edition, to name a few.
"If predators are using lures, shouldn't we be teaching our children the lures?" urges Wooden, who will be joined by his daughter, Jennifer Wooden Mitchell, for the seminar. Mitchell began her career as a child advocate at the age of thirteen, when she lobbied Congress door-to-door for passage of the Child Exploitation Act of 1977. She currently serves as co-president of Child Lures Prevention along with her sister, Rosemary Webb.
As the presenting sponsors, Eckerd Youth Alternatives is pleased to offer this public service opportunity to the community and reminds us that, now more than ever, we need the eyes and ears of every citizen to help protect our community's children. Other event sponsors include Northside Engineering, Inc., the Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center.
The free seminar is being held in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, and was organized by the Abuse, Neglect and Dependency (AND) Committee, an interagency collaboration with membership from more than a dozen Pinellas County social service agencies.
Refreshments will be served, and seating is limited. To register call Olga at (727) 298-2324.
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