Learn to be a proactive advocate in preventing child abuse by attending a free, comprehensive seminar for adults at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 in council chambers at North Charleston City Hall. The seminar is sponsored by Parents Anonymous of South Carolina

The training will teach participants about the four major types of child abuse as defined by South Carolina law -- neglect, physical, emotional and sexual -- and how to recognize the clues that children give, the behavior typically shown by perpetrators, and how to make a report to the proper authorities when indicated.

Registration is required by Feb. 13. Email Donna Xenakis at donnaxenakis@paofsc.org. For more information about Parents Anonymous, go to www.paofsc.org.