Campaign to address child abuse in black community

Breaking the cycle

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MIAMI - Florida child welfare officials are launching a new program to address child abuse in Miami's black community.

The Department of Children and Families is hoping to target teen parents, teens who are aging out of foster care and at-risk families through their new media campaign called "Breaking the Cycle Initiative." The program will also include parent education classes, support groups and community forums.

The agency is partnering with the Urban League of Greater Miami and community leaders in Liberty City.

DCF Secretary David Wilkins is expected to announce the campaign Thursday in Miami.

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