April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Every April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Join Dawson Place in raising awareness and learning how we can be part of the change to end child abuse.
Stay tuned for our April Prevention Month plans for 2021!
Check out how we helped raise awareness for past Child Abuse Prevention Months!
Don’t want to wait till April? Get Involved Today!
Take a Prevention Workshop
We offer Darkness to Light training, meant to help community members learn the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it. Gather some friends and sign up for a 2-3hr training, so you can be part of the change.
Fast Track Informational Meeting
You, your organization, or group of community members can join us for a 20min conversation on how you can help child abuse victims and prevent child abuse. Learn about what we do and how we transform hurt to hope for victims of child abuse.
Start the Conversation
Help start the conversation on child abuse prevention and awareness. It is up to all of us to be part of the change. Start a conversation with your workplace, family, and friends.
Here are some conversation starters:
Talk about touching, consent, and boundaries – it’s NOT okay for anyone to touch kid’s private parts (unless it’s a doctor or a parent changing a diaper).
Create Safety Practices – no isolated, 1-on-1 situations between adults and children, use a public space.
Know the Signs – these could look like changes in moods and behaviors, unexplained injuries, or absence.
Watch for behaviors of adults and teens because abuse usually happens by someone the child knows.
Teach the correct names for human body parts, including private parts.
Speak Up – use your voice to tell a trusted adult and make a report to CPS or law enforcement.
When in doubt, contact Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center.
Follow us on social media to stay up to date with what we are doing!
IF ABUSE IS HAPPENING, DON’T WAIT ANY LONGER
Contact Dawson Place to transform hurt to hope and receive the services you need.