Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Alvin Brown and City Council Join In Proclaiming February As Protect The Children Month

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The Mayor of the City of Jacksonville together with the City Council through a proclamation and resolution, support the goal of the upcoming Protect the Children Conference being sponsored by SingleSource Services Corporation on Feb. 3.

Don Dymer(l), SingleSource Services Corporation with Mayor Alvin Brown (c) and Jackie Smith, District Director, display Protect the Children Proclamation

The non-profit community is susceptible to predators because we are used to looking for the best in people and trusting. Sexual predators can exploit this nature to gain confidence and access." states Chuck Hagele, Executive Director of Project PATCH.

Donald J. Dymer, president and chief executive officer of SingleSource Services Corporation, a background screening company based in Jacksonville Beach Florida announced today that a proclamation was issued by Mayor Alvin Brown that stated, “The City of Jacksonville joins SingleSource in recognizing the importance about speaking out against sexual abuse and in educating the community about ways to identify sexual offenders and protect children from harm.” In addition, The City Council of Jacksonville issued a resolution also honoring the month and expressing support for the Protect the Children Conference.

The Mayoral proclamation noted the goal of the February 3rd, Protect the Children Conference at the University of Florida is to illuminate the issues associated with childhood sexual abuse. It goes on further to say that if we are to stop sexual abuse against children, we must stop the silence by educating the community about the signs of abuse and encouraging victims to speak out about their experiences.

Don Dymer, president and chief executive officer of SingleSource Services Corporation and sponsor of the conference thanked Mayor Brown at the Jacksonville Oceanside Rotary Club breakfast on January 24. “Having the Mayorʼs support means a great deal to us. Mayor Brown is a man of conviction and action, and we hope to take that energy and carry it from our conference on February 3rd throughout the entire month as we launch an aggressive educational campaign.” The objective of The Protect the Children Conference, sponsored by SingleSource Services Corporation, is to illuminate the issues surrounding the sexual abuse of children and youth outside of the home by those entrusted with their care such as coaches, teachers, clergy, mentors and volunteers.

Mr. Dymer is encouraging all those who are involved with the care, education and mentoring of children and youth to attend this important conference. Headlining the conference will be Dr. Gene Abel, Director of Research at Abel Screening in Atlanta. Dr. Abel has won numerous honors and awards for his work and research projects that have uncovered new information to help prevent child sexual abuse. The conference agenda includes other noted professionals from the nationʼs leading organizations who will provide invaluable insight on what people can do to identify and prevent child sexual abusers from becoming the volunteers or employees who will have youth entrusted to their care.

“Every day thousands of children will be sexually abused by people they trust,” notes Dymer. “The children cannot stop this epidemic but adults can.”

To find out more about the conference, please contact Donald J. Dymer at SingleSource Services Corporation at the telephone listed number below. To read the complete brochure and register for the event please visit: http://www.singlesourceservices.com/protectthechildren or call 1.800.713.3412.

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