Decatur County Carl Perkins Center

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center Our mission it to provide support to families in preventing and dealing with child abuse in West Tennessee.
Provide services and support to families in order to prevent and treat cases of abuse

DID YOU KNOW? In Tennessee, everyone who has knowledge of or even suspects child abuse is a mandated reporter. If you ha...
07/10/2019
Carl Perkins Center For The Prevention Of Child Abuse

DID YOU KNOW? In Tennessee, everyone who has knowledge of or even suspects child abuse is a mandated reporter. If you have a suspicion or knowledge of a child being harmed, it is imperative to report what you know so a child can receive professional help and begin the road to healing. In Tennessee, the DCS Intake number is 1-877-237-0004, or you can dial 911 to report to local law enforcement in your area. The attached link gives information about the do's and don'ts when reacting to a child's disclosure, as well as other valuable information. Most importantly, don't be afraid to get involved, you may be the only one willing to make that important first step and helping a child begin the journey of healing.

https://carlperkinscenter.org/get-informed/where-to-report-abuse/

Thank you to everyone that supported All-American Heroes! It is our honor to be able to recognize heroes in our communit...
07/08/2019

Thank you to everyone that supported All-American Heroes! It is our honor to be able to recognize heroes in our community and we appreciate your participation. Flags can be picked up at the Center beginning today at 125 Central Lane in Parsons.

Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day!
07/03/2019

Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day!

Please take time to read this article regarding the abuse of these children. Many times people wonder why kids don't rep...
07/03/2019

Please take time to read this article regarding the abuse of these children. Many times people wonder why kids don't report abuse sooner...this will give some insight as to why they may not. And please pay attention to Nick Beres words at the conclusion of his personal post as he states the following:
"HOW WERE THESE PARENTS FINALLY CAUGHT?
Complaints and tips to law enforcement from the public.
*** THIS CASE SHOULD SERVE AS A REMINDER: If you suspect a case of child or animal abuse ... please report it.
It is your moral obligation ... and you might save a life."

In TN the number to call is 1-877-237-0004 or your local law enforcement.

THIS MAKES ME SICK.
Why?
This ranks among the worst abuse cases I’ve seen.
(Warning: Graphic details.)
A New Mexico woman is accused of torturing several of her 15 children and ... boiling the family's litter of newborn puppies in a large sealed pot.
Martha Crouch is charged with child abuse, extreme animal cruelty and obstruction of an investigation on child abuse or neglect, according to a criminal complaint and arrest affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT.
In a series of interviews, one child said she shot him in the arm with a shotgun while he was taking out the trash ... put one of her daughters on a "fat chain" because she ate too much ... and beat another daughter until she miscarried, according to the criminal complaint released by the New Mexico Police Department.
To stop the children from reporting the alleged abuse, the parents threatened that if they said anything to police, social services would take them away and rape them, court records show.
Crouch's son told investigators that his parents moved them to different states and at times hid them in campsites to avoid questioning by child services about the alleged abuse, according to the criminal complaint.
Crouch's husband, Timothy Crouch, has been charged with one count of obstructing investigation of child abuse or neglect for his role in allegedly moving the children to different places during an investigation.
HOW WERE THESE PARENTS FINALLY CAUGHT?
Complaints and tips to law enforcement from the public.
*** THIS CASE SHOULD SERVE AS A REMINDER: If you suspect a case of child or animal abuse ... please report it.
It is your moral obligation ... and you might save a life.

Thank you heroes...
06/28/2019

Thank you heroes...

Thank these heroes for their service...
06/27/2019

Thank these heroes for their service...

Thank you for being heroes!
06/26/2019

Thank you for being heroes!

Thank you for your service!
06/25/2019

Thank you for your service!

Honoring these heroes...
06/24/2019

Honoring these heroes...

Thank you to these heroes for your service...
06/21/2019

Thank you to these heroes for your service...

Proud to honor these heroes...
06/21/2019

Proud to honor these heroes...

Don't forget, you can purchase a flag in memory or honor of your hero through July 2nd! Call us at 847-4020 or come by t...
06/21/2019

Don't forget, you can purchase a flag in memory or honor of your hero through July 2nd! Call us at 847-4020 or come by the Center at 125 Central Lane across from Food Giant.

06/14/2019

The 2019 All-American Heroes display is up now! If you haven't purchased a flag for your hero yet, call us at 731-847-4020 and we will get you taken care of!!

Thank you to these heroes!!
06/13/2019

Thank you to these heroes!!

We are honored to begin sharing the names of those being honored or memorialized for All-American Heroes. The display go...
06/11/2019

We are honored to begin sharing the names of those being honored or memorialized for All-American Heroes. The display goes up this Mondat, June 17th and you can purchase a flag any time between now and July 2nd. You can call 731-847-4020 for more information. We are so thankful for all of our heroes!

All-American Heroes display begins June 17th through July 5th. This is a great way to honor or memorialize your hero! Al...
06/06/2019

All-American Heroes display begins June 17th through July 5th. This is a great way to honor or memorialize your hero! All veterans receive a U.S. flag and name card while civilians receive a State of TN flag and name card. No need to wait, you can call us now at 731-847-4020 to honor your hero!

Last week we were proud to honor Mrs. Bobbie Keeton as she completed her terms as a long time Advisory Board Member. Her...
06/03/2019

Last week we were proud to honor Mrs. Bobbie Keeton as she completed her terms as a long time Advisory Board Member. Her husband Russel was our first President and when he rolled off, Bobbie stepped right in! Bobbie has been instrumental in making life better for kids through her time with Southwest Head Start, the St. Jude Hunt and we were thankful she gave her time to us as well.

We are very grateful to the RHS Wellness Team for their recent diaper drive to help families served by the center. Dolli...
05/30/2019

We are very grateful to the RHS Wellness Team for their recent diaper drive to help families served by the center. Dollie Maness is shown making the presentation on behalf of the students. Thank you all for a job well done!!

We are grateful for all who have given their lives in service to our great country.
05/24/2019

We are grateful for all who have given their lives in service to our great country.

05/24/2019
2nd Annual "All-American Heroes" display will run from June 17th through July 5th. Flags can be purchased now through Ju...
05/24/2019

2nd Annual "All-American Heroes" display will run from June 17th through July 5th. Flags can be purchased now through July 2nd in honor of or in memory of your hero. Call 731-847-4020 for more information.

Looking forward to our 2nd Annual All-American Heroes display! Call us at 731-847-4020 for more information or to purcha...
05/20/2019

Looking forward to our 2nd Annual All-American Heroes display! Call us at 731-847-4020 for more information or to purchase a flag!

05/20/2019
Decatur County Carl Perkins Center

We are honored to again be presenting the "All-American Heroes" display beginning on June 17th through July 5th on the lot next to Decatur Co. Bank in Parsons. This is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a veteran or any hero to you (law enforcement, first responders, teachers or anyone that has had a great influence on you). Registration forms will be posted later today so keep an eye out. Thanks Decatur Co. Bank for partnering with us!

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center's cover photo
05/20/2019

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center's cover photo

Thank you to all who follow our page and helped us reach this mark! 2,000... you are up next!
05/03/2019

Thank you to all who follow our page and helped us reach this mark! 2,000... you are up next!

We are only 11 likes away from 1900! Please "like" our page and help us promote awareness and prevention of child abuse,...
04/30/2019

We are only 11 likes away from 1900! Please "like" our page and help us promote awareness and prevention of child abuse, and thank you to all who have liked our page so far, we appreciate all of you!

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center's cover photo
04/30/2019

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center's cover photo

This is the goal, every day...
04/30/2019

This is the goal, every day...

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center
04/29/2019

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center

The mission continues every day...

The mission continues every day...
04/29/2019

The mission continues every day...

Thank you to Parsons Elementary and Decaturville Elementary for inviting us to perform our Kids on the Block child abuse...
04/26/2019

Thank you to Parsons Elementary and Decaturville Elementary for inviting us to perform our Kids on the Block child abuse prevention skits for the 3rd grade classes. We enjoy coming each year and helping kids learn how to be safe and where to turn for help. Thanks Robin Montgomery for being a great support for these kids.

04/25/2019
Daddy/Daughter Dance 13-Apr-19

Photos from the Daddy / Daughter Dance are in and can be picked up at the center. Thanks Debora Bird at Bird Shot Photography for doing an outstanding job!

Photo slide show

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center
04/22/2019

Decatur County Carl Perkins Center

Child neglect is one of the most reported forms of abuse and can take on many forms. Other signs to look for can include lack of adequate supervision and excessive absences from school. If you have concerns for a child, contact local law enforcement or Dept. of Children's Services hotline at 1-877-237-0004.

Child neglect is one of the most reported forms of abuse and can take on many forms. Other signs to look for can include...
04/22/2019

Child neglect is one of the most reported forms of abuse and can take on many forms. Other signs to look for can include lack of adequate supervision and excessive absences from school. If you have concerns for a child, contact local law enforcement or Dept. of Children's Services hotline at 1-877-237-0004.

Daddy / Daughter Dance 2019
04/18/2019

Daddy / Daughter Dance 2019

WHY the color blue? Blue ribbons became the national symbol for child abuse in 1989 after Bonnie Finney of Virginia had ...
04/18/2019

WHY the color blue? Blue ribbons became the national symbol for child abuse in 1989 after Bonnie Finney of Virginia had lost her grandson to injuries he sustained at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. Vowing to not let his death be in vain, she chose the color blue to remind everyone of the bruises and injuries Michael had suffered. Each time you pass one, please take a moment and remember Michael and other victims of abuse. Together in our communities we can make a difference in the life of a child.

Studies have found that smoking cigarettes, using opioids, drinking alcohol, using cocaine, and using methamphetamine wh...
04/17/2019

Studies have found that smoking cigarettes, using opioids, drinking alcohol, using cocaine, and using methamphetamine while pregnant can each affect fetal development. Babies exposed to drugs in utero may experience developmental consequences including impaired growth, birth defects, and altered brain development. Prenatal drug exposure may impact the child’s behavior, language, cognition, and achievement long term. Drug use during pregnancy may also lead to miscarriage or pre-term labor.

Thank you to all who came out and took part in our 6th Annual Daddy / Daughter Dance. It was amazing to see so many come...
04/15/2019

Thank you to all who came out and took part in our 6th Annual Daddy / Daughter Dance. It was amazing to see so many come out, despite the rainy weather, and make memories they will never forget. Thank you all for making this such a fun event for everyone involved!

We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow night! Tickets can be purchased at the door along with photo packages and roses f...
04/12/2019

We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow night! Tickets can be purchased at the door along with photo packages and roses for the young ladies. Looking forward to a great night! Don't miss it!

A new report estimates that approximately 25% of all teens engage in some form of sexting, though the actual number is l...
04/11/2019

A new report estimates that approximately 25% of all teens engage in some form of sexting, though the actual number is likely much higher. Please talk with your kids about the dangers and consequences, many may not realize just how damaging it can be.

Let's face it, social media is now a big part of most people's lives. As time moves forward that will only grow. And whi...
04/10/2019

Let's face it, social media is now a big part of most people's lives. As time moves forward that will only grow. And while it can be a great way to stay connected and network with others, there are pitfalls that can come along with it. We encourage you to talk with your children and teens about the apps they use, sites they visit, etc. There are very real dangers and drawbacks that need to be discussed, just as we do about other safety issues. Monitor what your children are using and who they talk with. It is not interfering or being nosey, it is being a good parent!

Reminding everyone that tickets can be purchased at the door, and photos and roses will be available as well. Be sure to...
04/09/2019

Reminding everyone that tickets can be purchased at the door, and photos and roses will be available as well. Be sure to join us this Saturday night at 5:00, we will see you then!!

When a child discloses abuse, they are saying they trust you and believe you can help. Please remember how important you...
04/08/2019

When a child discloses abuse, they are saying they trust you and believe you can help. Please remember how important your reaction to their disclosure is and following these simple suggestions will help so much. Don't be afraid to get involved, you may be the one to change the course of a child's life!

Thank you to Eddie Wheatley and the crew at North 40 Truck Stop for raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Awarene...
04/07/2019

Thank you to Eddie Wheatley and the crew at North 40 Truck Stop for raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month!

We are getting very excited for our Annual Daddy / Daughter Dance next Saturday, April 13th from 5:00 - 6:30 at Decaturv...
04/05/2019

We are getting very excited for our Annual Daddy / Daughter Dance next Saturday, April 13th from 5:00 - 6:30 at Decaturville Elementary School. We are so thankful for the fine folks that help make this possible! Bird Shot Photography will be with us doing formal photographs, make sure to check out their work and like their page. Tommy Haggard will be playing music for us and is always willing to help the Center out when called upon. Westwood Health and Rehab will be making our cookies for us and a big thank you to the Board, staff and volunteers that help make sure these young ladies and their dads (and dad figures!) have a great time! Also Decaturville Elementary for once again being the host site! And as a special treat for Child Abuse Prevention Month, Mary Poppins will also be making a visit and joining us. All the little ladies will get a treat bag as well so make sure to come be with us next Saturday, April 13th, it's going to be a great night!

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Parsons, TN
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