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APRIL IS FAMILY STRENGTH AND SUPPORT MONTH

The monthlong campaign--formerly Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month--allows us to promote simple actions that can make a big difference in the lives of children by strengthening families and communities.  We can prevent child abuse by removing and challenging barriers to healthy parenting. Your involvement shows families in your community that they are supported not just by agencies, organizations, schools, and churches, but by their community as a whole. The transition to Family Strength and Support Month reflects our goal of addressing problems before they start.

 

A strong, supportive community that values parenting and families makes a safe and healthy environment for kids. And parents who know they have support and access to resources are better parents. A strong community helps parents learn, supports them, and reduces stress through programs and services that emphasize Protective Factors.

You can support families all year round in one or more of the following ways: 

 

  • Follow us on social media. You can find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and TikTok. Follow, like, and share to stay updated on our work to end child abuse in New York State.

  • Invite someone from our Speaker's Bureau to discuss prevention and Protective Factors in an article, on a talk show/podcast, or in person at an event. For more information, contact Wendi Brandow.

  • Schedule a training through our Resilience Leadership and Learning Institute. A variety of trainings are available through the Institute. Contact Tamae Memole for more information or to schedule a training.

  • Learn more about Protective Factors to support families in your community. Visit our website for more information on ways to support families, reduce stress, and decrease the likelihood of abuse occurring.

You can support families during Family Strength and Support Month in one or more of the following ways: 

  • Wear blue and share a selfie on social media. Help us turn social media blue on National Go Blue Day and Go Blue Day in NYS. Wear blue to show your support for New York's children and families, take a selfie, and share it on social media with the hash tag #GoBlue4NYKids. We encourage you to share your pics on our social media sites too. 

  • Plan a Family Strength and Support Month event and share it. Whether it is a press conference, a pinwheel garden, a baby shower to collect items for parents in need, or a walk to raise awareness, let us know! Pinwheels can be ordered through Prevent Child Abuse America. Send information about your event and photos of your event to Wendi Brandow. We will include your event in our promotions throughout the month and send you a Prevention Champion certificate at the end of the month.

Additionally, please tag us in your social media posts to become a Prevention Champion. 

We would also love to share any press/media from your event.

As a thank you for full participation, we will send you a Prevention Champion certificate. Please submit your digital participation form by clicking HERE. Please send links of any media coverage or event pictures directly to Wendi Brandow, Communications Coordinator, at wbrandow@preventchildabuseny.orgIf you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us

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