Child Abuse April is Child Abuse Prevention Month By Brad Palmer • Apr 3, 2018 Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio Illinois' child abuse rates are the highest in the southern third of the state. To kick off April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Union County, child advocacy groups and local leaders gathered Tuesday to recognize the event. Students Suffering from Non-School Adversity Can Receive Help By Brad Palmer • Mar 23, 2018 Consortium for Educational Change Schools in 15 southern Illinois counties can participate in a program to help students deal with stress outside the classroom. The Consortium for Educational Change and the Partnership for Resilience received a 50-thousand dollar grant to support a program to limit the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACES. Child Advocacy Centers Benefit from Rotary Campaign By Jennifer Fuller • Jan 19, 2017 Brian Flath, WSIU Six area Child Advocacy Centers are getting a financial bump, thanks to the local Rotary District.