National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.
Below is a list of activities occurring at our Center as well as links to our agency partners websites.
April Activities - Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County
Join the campaign to kick off April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month at the Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville at 11:30 a.m. for a hotdog lunch. Then at 1p.m. place pinwheels for each confirmed child abuse case at several locations across Benton County.
One day, one easy way to give: ArkansasGives is all about helping nonprofits grow stronger by encouraging our entire state to donate on a single day.
Wear Blue Day - April 19, 2017
Wearing blue will show your commitment to keep kids safe and show there is no excuse for child abuse.Share your commitment with family, friends and co-workers and encourage them to WEAR BLUE too! Take a picture of yourself, your group, class, or company wearing blue and share it on the our Facebook page (and your page as well), share it on Twitter and Instagram and tag #weARtogetherNWA and #weARblue.
Family-friendly nighttime events including a 1-Mile Fun Walk, a 400-Yard Super Hero Dash, a chip-timed 5K and 10k. The Glow Run beginning at the Frisco Stage in Downtown Rogers. Register to shine a light on child abuse.
National Blue Sunday Day of prayer for abused Children began in 1994 with 20 churches but has grown to include over 7.4 million participants on 5 continents. Invite your church to take part in this day.
Visit the Children's Safety Center of Washington County's website for a list of Washington County activities.