We at Sunlight Child Advocacy Center and its parent organization, Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation, wish to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
We at Sunlight Child Advocacy Center and its parent organization, Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation, wish to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. We have supported proclamations by mayors of several Butler County cities to recognize the roles communities play in the prevention of child abuse and are so grateful for the Butler County community’s concern about this issue.
Unfortunately, abuse happens in every racial, socioeconomic, and religious demographic. Intensive stress like child abuse and neglect can be devastating to child development and have lifelong consequences. Programs and strategies like home visiting, parent education, mental health services, availability of affordable daycare and substance abuse treatment all aid in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. As our nation recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, our hope is for all individuals to play a role in making Kansas a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can strengthen families and the communities they live in.
On April 30, we will be hosting our fifth annual Buckaroo Ball to raise funds for the Child Advocacy Center and the development of a children’s home in Butler County. Contact us at www.scarfks.org for more information on this event.
Coordinator, Sunlight Child Advocacy Center