April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
4/1/2015 12:20 PM
Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
At SCYAP, we believe a home should be a safe and nurturing environment where each child can grow to his or her fullest potential. Unfortunately, however, many children in our state and nation have experienced or at risk of experiencing abuse and/or neglect. Latest figures from the South Carolina Department of Social Services show that in 2013 there were almost 30,000 reports of child abuse and/or neglect made. Even 1 report is 1 too many!
Join the 7.3 million people committed to pray for the victims of child abuse and neglect and for those who intercede on their behalf. Make plans now for your church to participate in the National Blue Ribbon Sunday Day of Prayer on April 26, 2015.
Blue Sunday began 15 years ago when 20 churches took time during their worship service on the last Sunday of April to pray for the victims of child abuse and neglect. The effort has grown and expanded to become a nationwide event, with millions participating annually throughout the country and with the belief that change can occur when the faith community comes together to raise awareness of and pray for relief to the victims of child abuse and neglect.
Help keep kids safe and families strong by promising to wear blue or a blue ribbon, pray for the victims of child abuse and for those who rescue them, or volunteer at organizations that work to prevent abuse during the month of April. Take the pledge today!
Do these small steps during April and throughout the rest of the year and you can make all the difference in the life of a child experiencing abuse and/or neglect!
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By Janet Magee on
3/20/2016 10:41 PM
Re: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer for Abused Children will be April 24, 2016. Please feel free to visit our website and download free flyer, church bulletin, and free videos. I notice you use quotes from us to promote National Blue Ribbon Sunday but it is actually suppose to be called National Blue Sunday. Bless you for all you do to help children. Janet Magee, founder