NEW FOR 2017!
WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE
Child abuse and neglect is a problem that’s too big for any one non-profit organization, government office, or law enforcement agency to solve. Everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse and everyone can do something to help. If parents, neighbors, faith-based organizations, businesses, medical professionals – the entire community – work together, child abuse can be prevented. When we realize that we’re all connected, we begin to see solutions and make commitments to help.
Working Together to Prevent Child Abuse is a way to begin finding solutions. It’s an opportunity to identify what you’re already doing as an individual or a group, talk with others to come up with more ideas, and share those ideas with others via creation of hexagons.
When placed together, the hexagons are a great reminder that each of us is part of a community that cares about keeping kids safe. Each life touches the lives of others and when we work together we can prevent child abuse.
EVERYONE can be part of Working Together. No matter who you are, where you live, or what your life circumstances, you can be part of preventing child abuse. Join us!
Click here to get started! Information and instructions here.
Download the hexagon template here.
Painting for Prevention
We're celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our community-based Painting for Prevention.
Join us on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church, 514 High Street in Williamsport.
We'll be creating a community mural with the theme: Hope for Families Impacted by Addiction and Recovery.
Over the past nine years, 26 murals have been created in 18 counties in every region of the state. The murals have been painted by families receiving child protective services, incarcerated parents, parents in recovery from addiction, as well as folks shopping on a Saturday at the local mall or farmer’s market. We’ve partnered with early childhood programs, universities, county agencies and our local affiliates. Each mural has its own character and message.
See our murals
Sometimes, as time passes after an awareness event we tend to forget the message of the day. With child abuse prevention, remembering that family support and intervention can mean the difference between life and death for a child makes awareness that much more important. Our Painting for Prevention murals serve as “ambassadors” delivering the message that child abuse can be prevented, throughout the year. Hundreds of blue ribbon pins are distributed at each of the events. We partner with Heart 2 Art, a Scranton-based arts education group, to design the murals, which are then painted by families and community members in each of the locations. Each mural stays in the community in which it was created. See where murals are located.