Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Family Tree recognizes the importance of community-based support for all children and families during National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month in April. The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign is “Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together.”

  • Throughout CAP Month, Prevent Child Abuse America and The Family Tree are using a community garden metaphor to reinforce the message that “Every day, we help families and children thrive.”
  • Children and families are our greatest natural resource. We all have a stake in preparing children to grow up to be healthy and thriving members of our community.
  • The best time to plant seeds of support for all children is now. Every season presents a new opportunity to promote a young person’s physical, emotional, and social development.
  • Each family is unique, but all parents and caregivers need support sometimes. We can all help by ensuring children have positive experiences, and families have the resources they need, when they need them. 
  • We proactively call out inequity and injustice and work to create the conditions for safe, stable, and nurturing spaces. All children and families thrive when communities focus on addressing root causes that lead to health and social inequities.   
  • Policies and services that put families first strengthen all of us during times of uncertainty or increased stress. Working together, we can relieve some of the overload that parents experience and free them up to focus on caring for themselves and their kids.
  • Adversity is not destiny. Our amazing bodies and brains are ready to respond to positive experiences and reshape our futures, from the inside out. 
  • A better tomorrows begin here: preventchildabuse.org/growing-better-together-2022 

Spread Awareness and show support by wearing Blue with us on April 1, 2022!

 Post a picture in your best blue and tag us on social media

@familytreemd

Join us:

We are hosting a Child Maltreatment Lunch and Learn on April 8, 2022 at 12:15pm. This will help you get a better understanding of your role in protecting children in your community.

Sign up: https://lunchandlearnchildmalreatment.eventbrite.com

 

Join us:

Virtually get together for a conversation with your peers. This months Virtual Parenting Cafe will focus on protective factors like building resiliency, creating social connections, increasing knowledge of child development and  identifying support in times of need.

Sign up: https://vpcspring.eventbrite.com

Official Campaign Video

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