The Johnston County Department of Social Services GO BLUE team, Jennifer Gaddis, Amiracle Wooden, Judy Brinkley, Laura Beth Blalock, Brittany Naylor, Melveetia Smith and Robert Tarpey would like to thank every individual and company that assisted with the promotion of the Child Abuse Awareness Campaign of 2018. They include Buffalo Wild Wings of Smithfield, the Smithfield Fire Department and Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.
This year the GO BLUE team designed new shirts, placed over 1,000 pinwheels around the Johnson County Department of Social Services, placed awareness signs at all County Agencies and placed a sign on the side of the agency that read “Give Hope to a Child.”
Johnston County Department of Social Services also asked all Johnston County Schools to participate in the Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month School Challenge April 2018. We asked each school how they could join in. They were asked to think of all the creative ways to show students, faculty, parents and visitors different ways their school supports the prevention of child abuse.
Three schools participated and received recognition for their efforts to raise awareness. They were: 1st place – Archer Lodge Middle, 2nd place- Wilson Mills Elementary and 3rd place – Four Oaks Elementary.
The Johnston County Department of Social Services would like to thank each and every student and faculty member that participated.