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The group also plans to launch a pilot project in Richland County in January meant to implement multi-level prevention practices, Burkhardt said. It will focus on targeted prevention education for both children and adults.
The project will incorporate public awareness and social media campaigns, as well as data analysis.
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“We’ve been really happy with the acceptance and willingness to be a part of this project that we’ve seen so far. Right now, we’re laying the groundwork for our community assessment, as well as securing funding and making partnerships. We’re getting the pieces in place for a good start in January,” Burkhardt said.
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"Also, talk with your children about the different between secrets and surprises," Burkhardt added. "Talk about the importance of not keeping secrets, because secrets can hurt people; surprises, on the other hand, are always revealed and often make someone feel happy, like shopping for a present for dad. Many grooming behaviors revolve around keeping secrets."