TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) — Florida legislators and child welfare officials have collaborated on a public awareness campaign in hopes to reduce unreported cases of child abuse.

The campaign, “Don’t Miss the Signs,” was made to remind Floridians that it is their responsibility to report any suspected child abuse.

In October, a law was established for all residents to be on the lookout for signs, apart from medical professionals and teachers who were already obligated to report child abuse.

In the upcoming months, the message will be seen on posters and television ads, urging residents to raise their voices to stop child abuse.

DCF developed the new “Don’t Miss the Signs” campaign in partnership with Lauren’s Kids foundation, which seeks to end childhood sexual abuse.

The agency is encouraging residents to sign an online petition on the website.


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