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Sara Bowles

An Issue of Influence: Alcohol, drugs can lead to domestic abuse

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During the month of April we observe Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Native American elders teach that children are gifts from the Creator and it is the family, community, school, and tribe's responsibility to nurture, protect and guide them. Children truly are gifts and should be treated as such, but when parents or community members are in the grips of substance abuse and addiction, nurturing, protecting and guiding children are not always a priority.


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