ADULTS COMING TOGETHER TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE
YMCAs promoting child protection during National Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22-26, 2019. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day®–a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids–Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can prevent child sexual abuse.
During April and all year long, the Y encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making the Mississippi Gulf Coast a safer place for children. This year’s Five Days of Action theme is “Know. See. Respond.” When adults know how abuse happens, see the warning signs, and respond quickly to prevent abuse, they foster a culture of child abuse prevention. Together, we can bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse in our communities and have important conversations around how we can all work together to prevent it from happening.
During the week of April 22nd, we will share information and resources with our members and the community on how to keep our children safe.
Information will be shared through a variety of methods such as email blasts, social media, and within our facilities. Please consider supporting the movement of child sexual abuse prevention by sharing the information with family and friends and participation in our daily calls to action.
The Five Days of Action is an initiative of the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, with support from: