APRIL IS NATIONAL PREVENT CHILD ABUSE MONTH

There’s a high chance that you will know someone that has been abused, awareness is key, this must stop.

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APRIL ISNATIONAL PREVENT CHILD ABUSE MONTH

“EVERY UNWANTED TOUCH IS LIKE A BRAND, AN OPEN WOUND, A SCAR ON MY SOUL THAT NEVER HEALS…”

BE A VOICE FOR ALL ‪#‎CHILDREN‬PLEASE SHARE and help raise awareness. 

Here is some information that I picked up  from a Colorado news station

In 2013, there were 679,000 victims of child abuse and neglect throughout the United States; more than 10,000 were child victims from Colorado, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families. In 2014, the Kempe Children’s Center at Children’s Hospital treated 1,306 children for abuse, served 641 parents and caregivers and trained 9,605 child welfare professionals.

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The Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse started as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as…

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9 thoughts on “APRIL IS NATIONAL PREVENT CHILD ABUSE MONTH

  1. A strong message Gilly. I was going to share it but as it is about the US I haven’t. Is there a UK equivalent do you know? I have googled but not found anything.

  2. My classes have been studying the use of photography to impact social change. The students who selected the social problem child abuse made some horrific but effective projects. The images stay in your mind and create awareness as you say, which is the first step. A good post, Gilly. Will share

    1. Could their project work be used in any way Ruth? I have counselled adult survivors and strongly believe that awareness is key to change. Could you repost from the original rather than mine please honey?

  3. We are living at a time where there is increased awareness of child abuse, and I hope each month raises that awareness. There are campaigns linked to this to stop the marriages of young girls to men. A dilemma I sometimes find is when I see a parent speaking roughly to a child, or being physically rough to a child in a public space. You can often see the fear in the child’s eyes, but I do not know how to act.

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