April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Haven House Services recognizes the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. During this time, organizations, community groups, businesses, religious communities, and others join together to highlight the importance of creating a safe and loving environment for children. According to the Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, the theme for this month is Nurturing Positive Childhoods Together: Prevention in Partnership. This theme aligns with Haven House’s core values and mission. Partnering with the community to bring youth resources for a happy and successful life is what Haven House strives to do.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services states that there are some proven strategies that act as a guide to creating supportive systems for families and their children. Some of these strategies include investment in family support, building financial security of a family, and implementing family-friendly workplace policies. When families undergo stress and uncertainty, the chance of child abuse and neglect increases. Working with the community to nurture positive childhoods can help prevent child abuse before it occurs.
Haven House serves all of Wake County so it is important that youth facing challenges at home in our community are supported. Check out this Wake County Child Abuse Prevention Plan provided by Prevent Child Abuse NC to see the plan of action to prevent child abuse in the community.
Haven House Services invites you to participate in some of the upcoming activities in Raleigh for the month to recognize and help prevent child abuse.
Attend a Pinwheel Planting hosted by NCDHHS and PCANC: April 3, 11 a.m.-noon – NC State Farmer’s Market (1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh, NC 27603)
Attend a Pinwheel Planting hosted by NCDHHS and PCANC: April 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – NC DPH Six Forks Campus in Raleigh ( 95605 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609)
Participate in Digital Advocacy Day on Wednesday, April 19, to advocate for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and economic support for families.
For more information on Child Abuse Prevention month and what you can do to help, please visit https://www.preventchildabusenc.org/recognize-child-abuse-prevention-month/ or https://safechildnc.org/wake-capp-2/.