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Ways that YOU can Help Prevent Child Abuse

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,

Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

  • Plant a pinwheel garden in your yard, neighborhood or church.
  • Make pinwheels or color a pinwheel with your child(ren).
  • Learn how to recognize and report signs of child abuse and neglect by hosting a Darkness 2 Light Program.  www.D2L.org
  • Wear blue to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Encourage your co-workers to do it as well.
  • Make a donation of time or money to a local agency that cares for child abuse victims.
  • Tie blue ribbons around trees in your yard or neighborhood.
  • Ensure that your church or other activity based programs have guidelines in place to reduce the risk of child abuse (examples: criminal background checks/child abuse clearances)
  • Get others involved.  Share your stories of acccomplishments surronding National Child Abuse Preveniton Month with others via Facebook and Twitter.  Encourage others to help prvent child abuse and raise awareness in their communities.
  • Help a new parent with information, resources and/or support!
  • Ask your school principal to host a community family resource night.
  • Arrange a neighborhood family event such as a kickball game or an ice cream social. 
  • Empower individuals to report child victimization.
  • Make sure that your child(ren) know that you are approachable to talk to about anything that may be bothering them.  Assure your children that they can ask you anything and answer questions in an age appropriate way.
  • Read a children's book about touching safety together.  You can find many great books on Amazon or contact your local Children's Advocacy Center.  In Bucks County, www.buckscac.org
  • Review touching rules with your child(ren) along with other safety rules, like care, bike or fire safety.