April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month
Child maltreatment is a devastating and concerning public health issue. Protecting children and teens from abuse and neglect. Protecting children and teens from abuse and neglect is a community responsibility. Most adults want to help but are unsure of how to get involved. Figuring out what to do can be a difficult and confusing process. If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you should report it as soon as you become aware of it. Call 704-336-CARE to make a report. Below are some other ways that you can get involved to support teens and families.
- Join us at one of the performances of The Big Picture Initiative April 17-20.
- Encourage all rising 8th-12th graders to attend the Southern States Leadership Conference at Queens University July 17-20.
- Invite teens to get involved in the work of the Youth Drug Free Coalition Teen Advisory Board or the GEMS (Girls Educated and Motivated for Success) program.
- Encourage parents to attend one of our free Parenting the Love and Logic Way classes or host a class at your teen's school, faith community or neighborhood.