Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Everyone can make a difference when it comes to protecting children. Each year, DCAC encourages the community to take a stand for children by raising awareness and learning how to prevent child abuse. Click the headings below and save the dates for these upcoming events!

How will YOU stand up for kids this April?

For Community Members

  • Update your Facebook profile picture and cover photo.
  • Share DCAC's posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@DallasCAC).
  • Post one of the sample social media posts provided in the April Toolkit.
  • Wear blue on Friday, April 8th and send a photo to dcac@dcac.org.
  • Organize a 3rd party event, jean day, or toy drive for DCAC's Clothes Closet.
  • Host a Recognizing and Reporting lunch and learn for your friends or co-workers.
  • Encourage your faith community to participate in Blue Sunday on April 24th.
  • Come to Appetite for Advocacy on Tuesday, April 26th with your friends or co-workers.

For Businesses

  • Encourage your employees to wear blue on Friday, April 8th and send a group photo to dcac@dcac.org.
  • Sponsor a table at Appetite for Advocacy on Tuesday, April 26th.
  • Offer $1 jean days for employees and donate the money collected to DCAC.
  • Organize a toy or supply drive for DCAC's Clothes Closet. Make it a contest in the office!
  • Host a fundraising event for DCAC.
  • Host a Recognizing and Reporting lunch and learn for employees.
  • Offer a promotion to your customers such as a discount for customers wearing blue on a certain day of the week.
  • Share DCAC's posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or post one of the sample posts provided in the April Toolkit.

For Faith Communities

  • Participate in Blue Sunday on April 24th by mentioning child abuse in the message or by collecting a special offering to benefit DCAC. Send a recap of your efforts to dcac@dcac.org.
  • Print a section about Child Abuse Prevention in your weekly bulletin or newsletter during the month of April.
  • Mention Child Abuse Prevention Month on your marquee or outdoor signage to help raise awareness in your community.
  • Teach your parents and child care volunteers how to keep children safe by hosting a Recognizing and Reporting session.
  • Host a toy or supply drive for DCAC's Clothes Closet.

‚ÄčApril 8, 2016 is Show Your Blue Day!

Help raise awareness for child abuse prevention by wearing blue. Don't forget to take a photo in your blue and send it to dcac@dcac.org. We will post it on our website and social media!

Click here to purchase an I Stand Up t-shirt.

 

April 24, 2016 is Blue Sunday!

Blue Sunday provides an opportunity to get your faith community involved by organizing a special offering to benefit DCAC or by asking your faith leader to share a statistic or story during the service.

April 26, 2016 is Appetite for Advocacy!

Help DCAC celebrate the importance of education and child abuse awareness in the community on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Bren√© Brown, researcher and storyteller who has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Click here for more information.

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