National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness
The mission of Colonial CASA is to promote and protect the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected, by training court appointed volunteers to advocate for them in the court and the community, so they have the opportunity to thrive in safe and permanent homes.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS MONTH
JOIN US IN OUR RIBBONS & PINWHEELS DISPLAY
The blue pinwheel has become a national symbol for child abuse prevention; this simple image reminds us that all children deserve a happy, safe childhood. From April 1-30 each year, during Child Abuse Prevention month, Colonial CASA runs a 30-day awareness-raising campaign. During this time, sponsors and donors place special Blue and Silver Pinwheels (provided by Colonial CASA) at locations of choice throughout the community, allowing for a strong and unified message to raise awareness of child abuse within our community and the very important work being done by CASA in WJCC and York. This year we are adding blue ribbons. Decorate a tree for Prevention, get creative and send us your pics on Colonial CASA's Facebook page.
Committee members work together to secure sponsors, distribute pinwheels and plan awareness events. To learn more, contact us at 757-229-3306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 25, 2021 churches of all faiths are asked to join together in a day of prayer to demonstrate their appreciation to those who help abused or neglected children, and to support children and families who have been touched by abuse. National Blue Sunday Day of prayer for abused children began in 1994 with 20 churches but has grown to include over 7.4 million participants on 5 continents. Won't you join them.
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Experiencing traumatic things as a child puts you at risk for lifelong health effects. The CDC's new report confirms this, finding that Americans who had experienced adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, were at higher risk of dying from five of the top 10 leading causes of death.
And those who had been through more bad experiences — such as abuse or neglect, witnessing violence at home or growing up in a family with mental health or substance abuse problems — were at an even higher risk.
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