April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance in the
United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse.
April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983.
"During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recommit to giving every child a
chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and
nurturing environment that is free from abuse and neglect."
In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America declared the pinwheel as the national symbol
for child abuse prevention through the campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention.
Pinwheels symbolize the notions of playfulness, joy, and childhood. It serves as a reminder
of the great childhoods we want for all children. The cyclical nature of the pinwheel depicts
positive cycles of love and support we want to help families create.
CASA Jefferson encourages all advocates to display pinwheels at their homes and/or
workplaces to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention.
Please contact your supervisor to pick up pinwheels from our office.
CASA Jefferson Volunteer Advocates
If you know anyone who would be interested in becoming a volunteer,
please have them contact Ms. Margaret
at 504-533-8757 email@example.com
With your help, we will work towards decreasing the number of children
on our waitlist. Currently we have 40 children waiting to be assigned to a
CASA volunteer. Thank you in advance for spreading our CASA Jefferson
mission to all of your family, coworkers and friends.
--- Wendy Magee
This year CASA Jefferson is participating in the Run for it Charity Event
held on April 8th (Easter Weekend) at City Park. Help us reach our goal of 10k
and help us continue our work to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect.
You can either run/walk/jog in person or virtually.
Registration Link: www.runsignup.com/Race/65952/Charity/6882
How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect? Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS