The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board is committed to mobilizing research and practices that prevent the occurrence of child maltreatment. The Prevention Board partners with organizations throughout the state, providing support for proven programming so that children across Wisconsin grow up in safe, stable and nurturing families and communities.
April is National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month and normally large community events to raise awareness would be occurring along with many in-person family strengthening activities. Those gatherings will be severely curtailed this year, but it is still possible to support families and prevent child abuse and neglect during this time. Staying connected to others in these uncertain times is even more important then ever. Prevention Month starts with Wear Blue day on April 3. This typically includes pictures of large group of individuals wearing blue to build awareness. This year we can all still participate in Wear Blue Day by:
- Wear blue on Friday, April 3. Tell people you are participating in a day to highlight the importance of making positive connections that matter in your life.
- Take a picture of yourself dressed in blue and share it on social media using the hashtag #WearBlueDay.
- Share a story of how you are a positive connection in your community or how someone else was a positive connection to you in your life.