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Friday, April 11, 2014 - Free county-wide conference on Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention set for April 26

VINELAND, NJ (April 11, 2014) – In recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in April, Inspira Health Network is co-hosting a county-wide conference with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families to be held at Cumberland County Community College’s Community Day on Saturday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“Inspira’s Family Success Centers work year-round to celebrate and strengthen families,” said Kimberly Friddell, executive director of Inspira’s IMPACT program. “We are very excited to partner with the NJ Department of Children and Families and several other community agencies for this event. It is a great opportunity for community members to learn about the importance of child abuse awareness and prevention.”

The free community event will feature a special presentation from Reverend Darrell L. Armstrong, valuable workshops, and fun activities for children and adults. Additionally, families will be able to gain vital information on a range of topics from how to become a foster/adoptive family to Atlantic City Electric information. Representatives from Cumberland County’s four Family Success Centers will provide information on available community resources for children and families.

Refreshments will be provided. Local partnering agencies include: Complete Care, Robins Nest, Quality Care Resource and Referral Agency, FamCare, Center for Family Services, Gateway Community Action Agency and the local YMCA. For more information, please call (856) 794-6700, ext. 6654.

Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing safe care in a safe environment.