Monday, April 8, 2019
From KTVA: The Voice of Alaska:
Alaskans wore blue on Friday to focus attention on the state's epidemic of child abuse, along with ways to report its occurrence and prevent its spread.
Anchorage residents gathered in blue attire Friday at a Midtown rally for what the nonprofit Alaska Children's Trust dubbed Go Blue Day.
According to a 2016 report from the trust, children in Alaska are 56% more likely to suffer abuse than children nationwide. Almost half of all children abused in Alaska are 4 years old or younger, with 80% of victims abused before age 10.
Trevor Storrs, the trust's president, says attention is a crucial component in preventing that abuse.
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