The Family Nurturing Center is raising awareness about National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April by holding special events aimed at spreading awareness.
Child abuse and neglect affects one in seven people nationwide, according to a release from the center. For over 40 years, the center said they have provided child abuse education and training, counseling, parenting, visitation and holistic and wellness services.
Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month events and activities include:
- Wear Blue Day to show support of Child Abuse Prevention Month: March 31 in
Kentucky and April 12 in Ohio
Show support for Child Abuse Prevention Month by promoting Wear Blue Day on Friday,
March 31, in Kentucky and Wednesday, April 12, in Ohio. Individuals or group photos with
all members wearing blue should be shared on social media using the tags #WearBlue4KYKids, #OhioWearsBlue and #stopchildabuse.
- Prom for a Purpose on Friday, April 28, at Hotel Covington North
Funds raised through the prom help the center continue providing free services to the
community, including education, prevention and counseling services. To learn more about
Prom for a Purpose, click here.
- Blue Sunday on Sunday, April 30, at places of worship across the tri-state
Places of worship communitywide are asked to join in a day of prayer in support for children and families who have been affected by abuse. To learn more about how
to get involved and teach those at your place of worship the signs and indicators of abuse,
reach out to Jenny Smith, prevention and wellness specialist at (859) 525-3200.