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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month 2010

The Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has compiled a number of resources to use this coming April which has been designatedChild Abuse Prevention Month. These resources were designed for use at the parish level during the month of April and can easily be duplicated and distributed to your parishes and schools.

Available Online Resources

Get Your Parishes and Schools Involved!

It’s Easy!

  • Send this message to all parish safe environment coordinators.
  • Distribute posters and prayer cards for use in parishes and schools
  • Distribute Liturgy Guide to local Office of Worship and help plan a diocesan liturgy.
  • Involve your Office of Communications to highlight the accomplishments of the diocese.
  • Put a link to the SCYP’s website on your Diocesan home page:  
         http://www.usccb.org/ocyp/
 

Invite others!

  • Invite schools to use all materials.
  • Invite parishes or schools to sponsor a Take 25 event.
  • Invite the Knights of Columbus, PTO’s, Council of Catholic Women, and other groups to sponsor a Take 25 Event.
  • Invite other denominations to join in your activities.
  • Partner with local child abuse prevention organizations.
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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Lil_ol_me9306
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Good post, but I think EVERY MONTH should be child abuse prevention month.

CoeyG
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 4:58 PM

 We shouldn't need a month, a week, a year, a day...children don't need to be abused.

yeldraeY
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM

 

Quoting CoeyG:

 We shouldn't need a month, a week, a year, a day...children don't need to be abused.

 Agreed, but thanks to the OP for bringing awareness to the subject today.

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