Sheriff John Tate and Holmes County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Russell McNeal met with Tri-County Head Start staff on Tuesday, August 7, to address the issue of child abuse, according to a press release.

During the round-table discussion, Sheriff Tate and Investigator McNeal reviewed the warning signs of child abuse, explained what steps to take should abuse be suspected, and answered questions from HeadStart staff, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.

HeadStart centers represented included those from Washington, Holmes and Walton Counties, according to a press release.