Child Abuse

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.

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.

Brian Flath, WSIU

Six area Child Advocacy Centers are getting a financial bump, thanks to the local Rotary District.