We invite you to join us in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month during April!
The future success of our state relies on the healthy growth and development of all children. When we work together to ensure their healthy development, the next generation pays it back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship. With the support of engaged communities and nurturing families, all children can thrive and have the opportunity to grow into contributing, caring, and healthy adults.
♦ A Congregation's Guide to Prevention - Faith communities can use this guide to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month and promote the Protective Factors throughout the year.
♦ Post Your Pinwheel - Fyler encouraging others to share photos of pinwheels on social media.
♦ Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation - Download and create one for your town or city.
♦ Recognizing and Responding to Abuse and Neglect - Information about the effects of child abuse and neglect, what to do when you suspect child maltreatment, and links to information about DSS' Multiple Response System.
♦ Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study - The ACE Study findings suggest that ACEs are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness, death and poor quality of life.
♦ Pinwheel Activities for Families - Downloadable coloring sheets, instructions for making your own pinwheels, and resources about the importance of playing with children.
♦ Invitation Letters - Use these as templates for an email or print and send as a letter to invite PTAs, community members, friends, or colleagues to plant pinwheels, join your team, or recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in some way!
♦ Governor Cooper issues Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation for April 2018
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