Friday, April 1, 2011

April - National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Blue Ribbon Campaign April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The Home joins other organizations in raising awareness about child abuse and neglect by encouraging individuals and communities to support children and families. Since the 1980s, millions of people across the country have participated in National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities including the Blue Ribbon Campaign by wearing and distributing blue ribbons, organizing community activities, and showing support for organizations like The Home that help keep kids safe and families together.

Many of the 37,000 children confirmed as being abused or neglected in Massachusetts each year are referred to The Home after they have been placed into the custody of the Department of Children and Families. It then becomes our job to try to mitigate the impact of this often unspeakable trauma and give those children the best possible shot at a happy and productive life. But we also work to stop the abuse before it happens, providing intensive counseling and family support services through our community-based programs.

For more information about child abuse prevention visit:

Here are some ways you can help:

Donate Now By making a donation to The Home today, you’ll be investing in programs that are proven to stop the cycle of abuse and help provide support to children who have already become victims. Virtual Blue Ribbon A blue ribbon is the international symbol for Child Abuse Prevention.

Show your support by sharing status updates posted on

The Home’s Fan Page on Facebook or changing your Profile Picture to a Blue Ribbon for the month of April. Go to to download.

Tweet about it On Twitter? Follow @thehomeorg and retweet the messages we’ll be posting about National Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout April.

Host a Blue Ribbon Event Organize your own event with a "blue ribbon theme" during the month of April to benefit The Home for Little Wanderers, or attend one of our upcoming events.

Expand our Circle of Support Click on the "Tell a friend" link to share this page with family and friends and invite them to join our email list. Share this page on Facebook


READ WHY I GIVE BACK - on THE HOME's Website under Success Stories

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