Child Abuse -- Messalonskee Middle School: SSC 2015
Samantha Smith Challenge
Messalonskee Middle School
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The Issue: The rate of child abuse in the state of Maine
The Question: How can we help children who have been abused reach out and receive help, to be able to live a life like any other child should be able to?
Community Partners and Stakeholders:
- Somerset County Family Enrichment Council (Somerset County)
- Families First (Kennebec County)
Facts Learned that Influenced Your Thinking:
- From 2011 to 2013, the rate of child abuse in Maine increases by 58%.
- Also in the United States, a report for child abuse is made every ten seconds. *More in video below.
Plan of Action:
Presentation to students on our team, Fundraisers, Volunteer, Create a Facebook Page
Teacher: Martha Farnham
Comment about the Samantha Smith Challenge:
"The students were passionate about their issue and seemed to enjoy researching and presenting on it." -- Martha Farnham, Teacher