News Release

Monday, August 16, 2010

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman
(757) 668-7554

CHKD honored for high school child abuse forums

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – CHKD received a 2010 Outstanding Business and Industry Award for their coordination of an annual child abuse forum over the last three years with Virginia Beach high schools.

The award was presented by the Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

The forums, entitled "When a Child Is Abused: Understanding the System," were held at Tallwood High School, where 11 Virginia Beach high schools participated, as well as at the VATFACS Institute where the award was received.

The forums, arranged by CHKD’s community outreach program, included staff from CHKD’s Child Abuse program, the Virginia Beach prosecutors, police detectives, Child Protective Services representatives and an associate commonwealth attorney.