Author Frank S. Abderholden

The Round Lake Exchange Club is bringing back its “Shining the Light on Child Abuse” campaign with a workshop at the Round Lake Senior High School Auditorium.

“The problems are becoming more and more serious,” said Judy Armstrong, who leads the club’s child abuse prevention effort.

Child abuse prevention has been the international club’s mission for over 20 years and the local exchange last help this workshop a few years ago.

The upcoming session coincides with Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is April.

“There are many new challenges because of the Internet and technology; there are new ways lure children. That’s why this is timely,” Armstrong said.

The conference is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with resource tables offering information. Speakers take over at 7 p.m.

Fred Day, chief of prosecution for special victims in the Lake County State’s Attorney office, is scheduled to address forms of abuse while Laura Notson, executive director of Lake County Advocacy Center, will talk about the resources that are available.

There also will be a panel discussion led by Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko. The workshop will end with closing remarks from Jeanne Kirby, president of the Round Lake Area Exchange Club.

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