Awareness, Prevention & Education

A.P.E.
The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse uses the Awareness, Prevention, and Education (A.P.E.) philosophy and recognizes that as a community problem, child abuse requires a community response and solution.

Recognize the Warning Signs
Nervousness around adults
Aggression toward adults or other children
Inability to stay awake or to concentrate for extended periods of time
Sudden, dramatic changes in personality
Unnatural interest in sex
Low self esteem
Poor hygiene

How to Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
If you suspect abuse or neglect my be occurring, report it by calling the Department of Social Services at 704-732-0738, or Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, or Lincolnton Police Department 704-736-8900.

Classes
The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse offers classes and training to the community on recognizing child abuse and what child abuse is. If you are interested in a class session for your organization, please contact us at 704-736-1155, or click the link below to download a form to complete. We offer customized classes to fit your organization’s needs. Whether you are a school group of young children, a church youth group, or a facility that works with services that deal with children, we will customize a session to meet your goals and objectives.

APE Class and Training Request Form