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Monday, 04 April 2011 00:00

April is Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month

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Blue Ribbon for Kids Campaign

Charlotte  Anychild wears her blue ribbon and has her blue pinwheel.

In 1989, Bonny Finney's grandson Michael, was killed by his mother's boyfriend and later found at the bottom of a swamp near Norfolk, Virginia. This tragedy prompted Finney to start a personal battle to prevent child abuse. She tied a blue ribbon on the antenna of her van to bring attention to this terrible loss and increase public awareness around children maltreatment. It was a sign of her personal commitment to involve everyone in the fight against child abuse.

Why Blue? So that we never forget the bruised, battered bodies of children. Blue serves as a constant reminder to fight for the

Charlotte   Anychild at Children's Memorial Walkway and Garden

protection of our children. Today people all over the country take part in the Blue Ribbon For Kids Campaign by wearing blue ribbon during the month of April, Child Abuse Prevention Month. This campaign reminds people that each of ha

s a role to play in protection children.

Awareness and Prevention

If you witness a child being harmed or see evidence of abuse you should make a report to child protective services or the local police department. If you have any questions or concerns regarding child abuse or neglect:

Please Call the 24 hour Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline:

704.336.CARE (2273) or 1.800.CHILDREN

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