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Kids in Hannibal walk to raise awareness about child abuse


As we enter the final days of Child Abuse Awareness Month, advocates ask that you stay diligent every day in supporting area kids.

That was the chant from kids at the Hannibal Children's Center today as they walked around the hospital campus to bring awareness.

"Keep Our Families Strong" was the theme.

Teachers say kids have been learning what to do if they feel hurt or pressured into something.

"Standing up to individuals if something doesn't feel comfortable. You'll hear children at the children's center saying things such as 'I don't like it when you do that' if another child pushes them. They also need to do that with adults, is stand up if something doesn't feel right," said Meredith Andrews, Director of Hannibal Children's Center.

Andrews says you can help stop abuse by really listening to kids and noting their behavior if anything seems out of the ordinary.

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