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Abused children are in additional danger during summer breaks from school and it's up to friends, neighbors, and relatives to keep their eyes and ears open to rescue kids from danger.

Foster care is designed to provide children with a safe, loving environment when their parents are unable.

When Washington County Job and Family Services employee Karen Schaad heard that county residents were being encouraged to wear blue to work on Wednesday in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month she sprang into action, encouraging her co-workers to do just that.

Wear Blue to Work on April 12th!

When Tonya Kidder started working at Washington County Children Services in 1992, she first worked on the switchboard, answering the hundreds of calls the agency receives each day.

The 650 royal blue and silver pinwheels that linet he hillside just outside the Washington County children Services building on Davis Avenue in Marietta serve as a reminder that child abuse and neglect are prevalent in the county.

2010-01-01: Changing Lives
Need for foster families continues in county...

Two year-old Matthew is energetic and well adjusted. He loves to play...

There's always been room for more children in the home of Bonnie and Malcolm Barber.

Ohio's foster parents are watching and waiting, hoping that legislators do not require their names or other personal information be made public.

A 13-year-old girl is on a mission and she needs the community to help...

A couple who have four bilogical children, 14 grandchildren, and more than 200 foster who have passed through their home don't plan to stop any time soon.