With Child Abuse on the Rise, A Fifteen Year Old Works to Help The Victims

Reports show that Child Abuse is on the rise. Fifteen year old Novelist Jacquelyn Eubanks works to raise awareness and funding to help the young victims of physical and sexual abuse in Macomb County.

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Teenage Author Jacquelyn Eubanks

Teen Author Jacquelyn Eubanks

I am very passionate about helping out these young victims of abuse.

Mt. Clemens, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2013

Fifteen year old author of The Last Summer, Jacquelyn Eubanks, draws attention and contributions to Victims of Child Abuse in Michigan. When Ms. Eubanks interviewed workers at Care House/Macomb County Child Advocacy Center, they shared that they are serving more victims of abuse than in previous years. Jameson Cook of The Macomb Daily reported a 37% increase by November 2012 over 2011. (http://www.macombdaily.com/article/20121125/NEWS01/121129749/macomb-county-care-house-interviews-record-number-of-abused-children)

While staff offered several possible explanations for the increase, the reality is that they need to provide services to a larger number of children and their families. During the month of February, Jacquelyn will be helping these young victims by donating a portion of book sales of her Award Winning novel, setting up a donation link on her site and sharing information about Care House on the radio.

Jacquelyn had done some volunteer work in that past with Girl Scouts for Care House, Macomb County Child Advocacy Center. Earlier this month, Ms. Eubanks toured the facility to find out more about their work and to find out ways to help them in their Mission. “The number of victims that are being helped by Care House have increased. Since the Center relies on donations and a few grants for its funding, their needs are increasing. I was very impressed with all of the different things that Care House provides for the children it serves.”

Ms. Eubanks is very passionate about helping the victims of abuse and has decided to donate a portion of all book sales for February to Care House (Macomb County Child Advocacy Center). In an attempt to draw more attention to the needs of Care House, she has also established a way for others to help out on Facebook. By creating a donation link on The Last Summer’s Facebook page, others can donate directly to Care House or share the link to their friends and contacts. The fifteen-year old author also appeared on the My Community Radio Broadcast on 96.3 WDVD to talk about the services provided by Care House and about the young victims of both physical and sexual abuse.

“People can help out in so many ways; financial donations are just one of them,” stated Ms. Eubanks. “My Girl Scout Troop collected supplies for Care House and new stuffed animals for these young victims.” Care House/Macomb County Child Advocacy Center also provides education to the community on Child Abuse.

People can find out more helping Care House/Macomb County Child Advocacy Center on Facebook. Jacquelyn Eubanks is an Award Winning, Best Selling Author of The Last Summer. Find out more about her and her soon to be released novel, The Last Time by visiting website for Jacquelyn Eubanks.

Sources:
1. Macomb County Care House interviews record number of abused children By Jameson Cook at http://www.macombdaily.com/article/20121125/NEWS01/121129749/macomb-county-care-house-interviews-record-number-of-abused-children
2. Macomb County Child Advocacy Center/ Care House, Mt. Clemens, Michigan


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