WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. – More than 10,000 handprints line the walls of the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County.
Each one represents a child who’s a victim of abuse.
In 2018 alone, the CSC saw more than 800 children, that’s an almost 25 percent increase from 2017.
“Every child who comes through the center, the last thing that they do is put their hand print on the wall. Which is a really unique thing, they get to pick out their own colors and each story that the child has to tell is reflected through their handprint and where they place it and the colors they pick,” says Emily Rappe Fisher.
This is just one way the Children’s Safety Center wants to empower children to overcome abuse.
April is child abuse awareness month.