EAC Network believes that the safety and well-being of children is a collective responsibility of the whole community. In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we encourage you to join us as we #GoBlue on April 15 to spread awareness of the prevalence of child abuse within our communities so that we may take a more informed and proactive approach towards prevention.
Support National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April
Started in 1983, Child Abuse Prevention Month is a national observance that is held every April to raise awareness about the problem of child abuse and neglect in America.
“It is estimated that nationally approximately 678,000 children are found to be victims of child abuse and neglect on an annual basis, and most often it is at the hands of a person the child knows well,” said Keryn Lemp of EAC Network’s Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center. “It is absolutely vital during these times to stand up to childhood abuse and neglect as a community.”
During April, community members are encouraged to participate in social distancing activities that raise awareness and provide education and support that improves the well-being of children.
#GoBlue to Support Children on April 15
On April 15, the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center would like you to #GoBlue with us in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Stand together with EAC Network in raising awareness of child abuse and neglect in our community. You can join the cause by posting pictures of yourself, your family, or your friends wearing blue to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Make sure to tag EAC Network and include the hashtag #GoBlue in all your social media posts.
EAC Network’s Child Advocacy Center Now Providing Virtual Trainings
The Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to reducing the trauma of child/sexual abuse and neglect, while promoting the coordinated prosecution of offenders. It provides a calm, neutral place for children to be interviewed, examined medically, and evaluated psychologically by a multidisciplinary team. Support groups for children and their families as well as individual therapy are also available at the center.
If you would like to get involved during Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Child Advocacy Center is offering free virtual preventive education trainings to professionals, adults and youth in Suffolk County.
To learn more about how you can help to prevent child abuse and neglect in your community, contact our Child Advocacy Center at (631) 439-0480 or email keryn.lemp@Eac-network.org for details about our free workshops. Or, support our mission by making a donation today.