Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Child Abuse Prevention Month

I am very passionate about parenting and children's rights. 
I have certain views on how children should be cared for and treated. 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Not all abuse committed against children is physical, nor is it only committed by a child's parents, please educate yourself (and people you know) on the forms of child abuse and how they affect children. 

Also learn about neglect, which may not be as obvious, or leave visible scars, such as physical abuse does. (NEGLECT IS STILL A FORM OF ABUSE.)

According to some of the following websites-

Neglect is the failure of a parent, guardian, or other caregiver to provide for a child's basic needs. Neglect may be:
  • Physical (e.g., failure to provide necessary food or shelter, or lack of appropriate supervision)
  • Medical (e.g., failure to provide necessary medical or mental health treatment)3
  • Educational (e.g., failure to educate a child or attend to special education needs)
  • Emotional (e.g., inattention to a child's emotional needs, failure to provide psychological care, or permitting the child to use alcohol or other drugs)
Sites regarding child abuse and neglect:

http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/?gclid=CJDnvufY86cCFcW8KgodBQOybw

http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/whatiscan.cfm

Please read about the Blue Ribbon Campaign and join me, while I support children everywhere by raising awareness about child abuse and neglect.

 The following is from First5LA:
Starting in 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign, which serves as a physical reminder to end child abuse, began with one grandmother's personal commitment to end child abuse. By tying a blue ribbon to the antenna on her van, she "made people wonder." When members of her community asked about the significance of the ribbon, Bonnie Finney shared the tragic story of her grandson's death. Three-year-old Michael Wayne "Bubba" Dickenson was killed at the hands of his mother's violent boyfriend. Bonnie's loss inspired her crusade.

In her words, "We must protect our most precious gifts of all...our children. Please wear a blue ribbon...give one to your friends...tell them what it means...you may save a child's life!"
“The blue ribbon has become a national symbol for child abuse and a reminder of our need to protect our children. The Blue Ribbon Campaign happens each year in April, and the community is encouraged to wear a blue ribbon to symbolize a commitment to ending child abuse.”
Concrete Angel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2lZsmrFT4g
To read more visit:
http://www.first5la.org/articles/national-child-abuse-prevention-month-history-of-the-blue-ribbon-campaign



Thank you.
Truly,
Amber






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