Raising awareness about child abuse

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Eyer talks to U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis before the press conference
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(From right) Gwen & Glen Eyer (parents), Sharon Coker (book illustrator) and Amy Haley  (Bound to Stay Bound Books).
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Pictured together at the event are State Senator Sam McCann, Gwenn & Glen Eyer, and Valerie Eyer
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George Sheldon, acting director Department of Children and Family Services, and Rep. Rodney Davis with Valerie Eyer during press conference
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Eyer reads from her book, "Why Did We Have to Say Goodbye"
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A shot from above the kick-off for the Department of Children and Family Services

Author 11-year-old Valerie Eyer was the centerpiece of the Department of Children and Family Services’ Child Abuse Prevention Month kick-off at the State Capitol in Springfield on Wednesday, 1 April, 2015.Valerie wrote a book “Why Did We Have to Say Goodbye” about the loss of her 2-year-old brother Maxwell to child abuse. http://valspalsbooks.com

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