April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. While in-person rallies and events in honor of this cause are currently on pause, the need to advocate for Arkansas children is not.
According to Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas, a non-profit that offers free services to victims of childhood abuse and neglect, over 65,000 calls are made to the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline each year. And in 2019, over 7,000 kids were seen at Child Advocacy Centers in Arkansas for services.
Even during this season of social distancing, you can still do your part to spread awareness by wearing blue on April 3. Proudly wear blue at your virtual meetings. Post a selfie to increase visibility even more.
Other Ways to Help
Want more? Here are other ways you can make a difference this month!
While school is out, children may be more vulnerable to abuse or neglect. On top of that, teachers also report abuse more than any other group. That’s where you can step up. If you suspect abuse, report it: 1-844-SAVE-A-CHILD.
Pledge to Pray on Blue Sunday, 4/26
April 26 is Blue Sunday, a national day of prayer for child abuse victims. You can pledge to participate here.