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Wellness Matters “Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness” 

Saturday, April 17, 8 p.m. 

Child abuse and neglect affects children of every age, gender, race, and income level. In a 2019 report, Indiana had double the child abuse rate as the nation and ranked second highest in child abuse rates. Wellness Matters’ host, Dr. Syed, and his guests will discuss how Indiana is doing in reducing child abuse in the state and raise awareness of resources and prevention programs.

If you suspect abuse or neglect, please call the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-800-5556 


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Child Abuse

Guests: Sharon Pierce CEO/President Prevent Child Abuse Indiana Eric HoffmanDelaware County Prosecuting Attorney/Prosecutors Office Jordan Extine Practice Manager, Suzanne Gresham Center/Child Advocacy Center Resources: Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline,…
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WELLNESS MATTERS looks at all aspects of being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle…mind, body and spirit. Each episode features local panelists who share their advice and expertise as well as community members who share their personal experiences. The series is hosted by Naseer Syed, M.D.

About the host

Naseer Syed, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician with Meridian Health Pediatrics in Muncie. He went to All Saints University School of Medicine in Dominica and obtained his MD degree and completed his training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria. He has worked at Meridian Health for 7 years and serves as the Department Chair.