Here are some things you CAN do as a local council, direct service grantee, community group or faith-based organization:
Raise the Issue.
By educating yourself-and others-you can help your community prevent child abuse from happening in the first place.
Explore the Children's Trust Fund (CTF) Website at http://tinyurl.com/CTFCAPToolkit to access the Child Abuse Prevention Month toolkit and other information you can download, print, photo copy and post in your workplace and in your community.
Find contact information for other CTF local councils by clicking the applicable county at the following link, http://tinyurl.com/LocalCouncilbyCounty. You can inquire, share information and/or collaborate with other councils about your prevention programs and activities.
Wear a blue pinwheel and tell people it stands for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Lead Child Abuse Prevention Month activities in your local community, e.g. Planting a Pinwheel Garden, Faith-based Campaign/Blue Sabbath, Fund Raisers, etc.
Attend and invite others to the April 27, 2017 Prevention Awareness Day (PrAD) rally in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month at the Capitol steps at 11 AM in Downtown Lansing to show support and to celebrate our state's children and families.
Participate in the Legislative Education Day (LED) component of the Prevention Awareness Day event. For more information about LED call CTF at 517-373-4320.
Contact your elected officials and educate them regarding the child abuse and neglect prevention need in your local community, and ask them to support funding and legislative initiatives for parent support and child abuse prevention programs.
Next week, find out things local councils, direct service grantees, community groups or faith-based organizations can encourage community members to do!