Child Abuse Prevention

April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

In Duval County, there were 2,471 reports of child abuse last year. That includes reports of neglect, physical and sexual abuse combined.

Out of the 735 children who were removed and sent to Foster Care in that same time period, 307 were removed due to neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse.

As international trade agreement negotiations between the White House and Congress proceed, we examine how these talks could affect First Coast businesses. We speak with Andrew East, CFO/EVP of Green Cove Springs-based company Alternate Energy Technologies LLC, about the impact of international trade on their company.

We also speak with local activist Candace Bridgewater about raising awareness for lymphedema, a condition caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes during cancer treatments.