April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to come together and advocate for the role we all play in building safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments. The theme of the April 2021 Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month is “You Can Be A Connection for North Carolina’s Children.” Throughout CAP Month, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) and its stakeholders are amplifying the message that “Together, we can build stable foundations for children through caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences.”
Positive interactions are the foundation for healthy brain development at any age.
When we invest upstream in proven programs and strategies that strengthen families, we are actually helping prevent child maltreatment from ever occurring. This Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’re reinforcing the message that anyone can be a connection to strengthen families and help children thrive. We know that communities can promote healthy brain development through relationship building – which is especially critical in these socially-distanced times.
Children and families are facing unprecedented stress during the pandemic. But we know there are programs, strategies and policies that provide critical supports to help families address their needs, and better care for their children. We know that connections matter to developing healthy brains, caring relationships, and thriving communities. We invite you to help amplify the ways in which we can all be a connection for North Carolina’s children. One way you can help prevent child maltreatment is by advocating for the upstream programs, strategies and policies that prevent child maltreatment before it ever occurs.
Find new ways to advocate with us this April as we work towards the safe, stable, nurturing environments all children deserve by visiting www.preventchildabusenc.org.
Together, we can prevent child abuse, North Carolina…because childhood lasts a lifetime! As always, if you suspect child abuse, please call the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 884-3168 or Crime Stoppers at (828) 86-CRIME.
Source: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina