Ways to recognize and prevent child abuse will be explored at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Sept. 11 at Lifetree Café.

The program, titled “A Safe Place: Confronting Child Abuse in Your Corner of the World,” offers tips for recognizing signs of child abuse and ways to prevent it. Participants will also see an exclusive screening of "Muted", an award-winning, independent short film.

“Child abuse is a difficult but necessary subject to talk about,” says Lifetree representative Craig Cable. “We’ll take a look at the different roles people play in child abuse and discuss practical ways people can help prevent it.”

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or livingwater@livingwateratthebeach.com