April is Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

stopchildabuse2Today, April 1st, is the 30th anniversary of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Blue ribbons and pinwheels–symbols for child abuse prevention–will be worn and displayed nationally. During this month, there will be a national campaign effort to educate and raise awareness for preventing violence against children. Programs, conferences, workshops, and thousands of volunteers will help educate families, children, organizations and communities on how to prevent childhood abuse and neglect, how to recognize the signs, how to empower individuals to report abuse.

In 2009, President Obama was the first United States president to proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Awareness about sexual assault began in the 1970’s with TAKE BACK THE NIGHT marches. And here we are, 40 years later, wearing our teal ribbons, still fighting to get it right.  SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth

As more people look child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence in the face, we WILL get it right!

 

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Erin’s Law Must Be Passed In All States

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Jerry Sandusky’s  first victim might have been his last if the curriculum provided by this law had been in place in schools back then.

“Erin’s Law” Might Have Prevented  Sandusky Child Sex Abuse

Erin’s Law Prevention Programs