Goal 100% Towns: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

During March, Ginnie’s House has invited all Mayors of all municipalities to Proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

In 1985, President Ronald Regan issued a National Proclamation designating April at Child Abuse Prevention Month.  We have come a long way since then.  More and more communities nationwide are recognizing that child abuse prevention is the best defense for our children.

The Center for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente released a study of over 17,000 people.  The findings (ACE Study Flyer) show that the more trauma experienced in childhood the more likihood in later life a person is to experience substance abuse, illnesses, mental health issues, intimate partner violence, and obesity, to name a few.

“The ripples of child abuse affect everyone – child, school, family, community” said Virginia N. Littell (Ginnie), Chairman of the Board and founder of Ginnie’s House.  “We must continue to bring attention to this issue, for only by openly discussing its existence, can we hope to eliminate it.”

Check for progress as our towns decide to join the campaign against child abuse.

 

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