April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Kansas Children’s Service League will host two important events to bring awareness to light.
- Statewide Wear Blue Day for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. Visit website at www.kcsl.org
for additional information
KCSL will celebrate 120 years of service in Kansas at Sporting Park. Tickets are on sale by visiting by visiting the Kansas Children’s Service League’s website at www.kcsl.org
According to Prevent Child Abuse America, when families are supported, children are less likely to be at risk for child maltreatment and are more likely to grow up happy and healthy. Supporting families and ensuring parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need are effective ways to protect children from the risk of child abuse and neglect. Successful child abuse prevention efforts must both promote protective factors and reduce risk factors. Protective factors are conditions that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. They serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, supports or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress. As our nation recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, our hope is for all individuals to help make Kansas a better place for children and families. Learn more about prevention efforts and protective factors, by visiting the Kansas Children’s Service League’s website at www.kcsl.org
or by calling the Parent Helpline at 1-800-CHILDREN.