child abuse en Central New Yorkers fight to end child sexual abuse <p></p><p>Two survivors of child sexual abuse are urging central New Yorkers to take part in a program that aims to prevent abuse, by arming bystanders with information.<br /><br />Dan Leonard’s story of child abuse goes back to when he was 11 years old and a football coach began abusing him. And Leonard says he wasn't the only victim.</p><p>“He abused hundreds of kids over the years. Anyone attached to that football program knew what was going on or should have suspected it.&nbsp; Nobody, all those years, all those kids, nobody said anything,” Leonard said.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:56:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55112 at Preventing child abuse before it happens <p>April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. One organization in central New York that works on preventing child abuse will kick off activities with a new director. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:57:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35636 at Schumer advocates for abused women and children <p>Senator Charles Schumer visited the child advocacy center in Fulton Tuesday to promote passage of <a href=""><strong>the Violence Against Women Act.</strong></a> Schumer chose to highlight Oswego County because of a sharp rise in reported child abuse cases.</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 16:30:01 +0000 Catherine Loper 18581 at Schumer advocates for abused women and children