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Lincoln County Resource Board targets child abuse and neglect

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Every day in Missouri, one in four children are reported abused or neglected. More than half of these children are under the age of six years old. In Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Resource Board (LCRB) is targeting child abuse and neglect—working to educate and empower children and parents through its funded health care providers. At no cost to Lincoln County parents, local children can receive emergency care and shelter

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    Krystle Bennett

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    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:18 am

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