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The Erie County Department of Social Services will hold the second of two community forums that seek to raise local awareness about child abuse from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

The free event will be held in the Ring of Knowledge area on the main floor of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Central Library downtown. The forum is aimed at providing information about the consequences of child abuse from both the local health care and child welfare communities’ perspectives.

The forum, “The Child Welfare Community Speaks About Child Abuse,” will feature Erie County Family Court Judge Lisa Bloch Rodwin and Child & Family Services Chief Executive Officer Francisco Vasquez as speakers.