In 1989, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during the month of April, each year.
This year, to show support and raise awareness, CWTS’s Northeast Regional Training team “painted” the Northeast Regional Training Center blue.
CWTS’s Northeast Regional Training team is grateful to have partnered with the Loveland Police Department, Poudre Fire Authority, and the Fort Collins Police Department to promote the prevention of child abuse and neglect by creating a living blue ribbon.
According to Prevent Child Abuse America, we all play a role when it comes to the healthy development of our nation’s children.
Help your Kempe Center colleagues prevent child abuse and neglect by Taking Action Now.
- Be a friend to a parent you know. Ask how their children are doing. Draw on your own experiences to provide reassurance and support. If a parent seems to be struggling, offer to baby-sit or run errands, or just lend a friendly ear. Show you understand.
- Be a friend to a child you know. Remember their names. Smile when you talk with them. Ask them about their day at school. Send them a card in the mail. Show you care.
- Talk to your neighbors about looking out for one another's children. Encourage a supportive spirit among parents in your apartment building or on your block. Show that you are involved.
- Give your used clothing, furniture and toys for use by another family. This can help relieve the stress of financial burdens that parents sometimes take out on their kids.
- Volunteer your time and money for programs in your community that support children and families, such as parent support groups, child care centers, and our state chapters and local Healthy Families America sites.
- Advocate for public policies, innovative programs and issues that benefit children and families.