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Child abuse programs planned in local school districts Oct. 22, 23
COLDSPRING – The San Jacinto County Child Welfare Board is providing a speaker for the Coldspring- Oakhurst and Shepherd school districts to educate students and parents on all aspects of the laws regarding child abuse, bullying and child safety. Sgt. Bill Davis, a retired Beaumont police officer who has presented programs to over 245,000 people throughout Texas, nationally, and internationally will present the programs. He will discuss all four types of child abuse, wound identification, physical abuse indicators, the profiles of rapists and child molesters, applicable criminal laws and mandatory reporting laws. He will also discuss a U.S. Department of Justice study on bullies in schools. Sgt. Davis shows how bullies have a direct relationship to domestic violence. He will present excerpts of his program for teenagers, “Sex and the Law,” that has been presented to over 125,000 teenagers in schools throughout Texas. Sgt. Davis will also have an exhibit at the seminar, selling items such as his nationally acclaimed true crime novel, “So Innocent, Yet So Dead,” his “Child Safety: First and Forever with Officer Bill,” children’s coloring book and DVD and pepper spray for women’s safety. Programs for high school, junior high and elementary students will be held Monday, Oct. 22 at Shepherd Independent School District in the high school cafeteria from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, his programs will be presented in the Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District at the high school cafeteria.