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12/8/10 – The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Livingston County recently received a check for $2,000 from a local business owner to support a program designed to help prevent child sexual abuse. Steve Bloom, owner of the Verizon Wireless stores in Howell, Hartland and Highland, presented a check for $2,000 to the CAP Council’s Stewards of Children program, which provides workshops for adults to better recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Director, Deanna Norris says the program is ideal for adults who work or volunteer with children, for parents and other caregivers and for concerned community members. Norris says the Verizon donation will enable CAP to train 200 adults in the county, with officials estimating that for each adult trained, ten children will be safer. Norris says that means approximately 2,000 Livingston County children will be less likely to become victims of sexual abuse because of the donation. To schedule a free Stewards of Children workshop for your school or organization, contact CAP at (517) 548-2200, ext. 35. (JK) For more information see www.familyresourceliv.org