SBC-Dearborn Blankets 4 Kids
June 12, 2013
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Sanford-Brown College in Dearborn may be a transitional school but its commitment to community is unwavering.
In collaboration with Child’s Hope and Kids-Talk the instructors, program directors, registrar, librarian, student ambassadors, and work study students have committed to a grass-roots project called “Blankets 4 Kids”. The project was created to make no-sew fleece blankets that will be donated to Kids-Talk and used by children that are undergoing medical exams for suspected abuse. Instead of using a paper sheet the kids are given a blanket which provides physical warmth as well as emotional comfort. In addition at the end of the appointment the child is able to take the blanket home.
Child’s Hope is a central voice for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Wayne County, Michigan. Kids-Talk facilitates a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to the investigation and treatment for child victims of suspected sexual and physical abuse, neglect or any other form of psychological trauma.
The SBC Dearborn staff has donated the material and the time to construct these blankets and will continue to do so.
The need is great, over 7,000 abuse and neglect intakes occur in Wayne County every year. Anyone can get involved, it is very simple. One can contribute financially or by helping to construct the blankets. Hopefully, this article will bring child abuse to the forefront and each and every one of us can inquire as to the need in our own communities.
Michelle McKinney - Program Director - DMS