April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

The goal for Child Abuse Prevention Month is to encourage everyone that they can do something about child abuse. We all play a role in protecting children whether we are neighbors, police officers , teachers, coaches, or family members. So join other West Virginians in delivering a powerful, collective message about the importance of protecting children, supporting families and strengthening families and communities.

The theme for West Virginia Child Abuse Prevention Month activities is “It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference.” Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia offers fact sheets and posters to communities planning activities as well as a number of downloads that can be used in your local efforts. Please visit their website at : http://www.preventchildabusewv.org/index.html

Also Prevent Child Abuse America has a number of materials available for free to download that includes pinwheels and coloring sheets. Please visit their website at : www.preventchildabuse.org.

This April, Make Meaningful Connections with Children, Families, and Communities
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, a time to remember that we all play a part in preventing child maltreatment. Learn how you can make meaningful connections with children, families, and communities to raise awareness this April and all year long:
• Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website to find useful resources.
• Download the 2015 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections.
• Distribute some of the dozens of tip sheets ranging in topics from preventing child abuse and making healthy connections, to feeding your family, managing your finances, and ways to be a better dad—in both English and Spanish!
• Share three activity calendars—also available in English and Spanish—with activities related to the six protective factors.
• Access and share videos from our gallery to your social networks featuring State and national child abuse prevention programs.
• Download the Online Media Toolkit to discover ways to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month in your community.
• Post widgets to your website and add them to your email signature.

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