GET INVOLVED

 You don't have to be a industry professional or dedicate a lot time in order to help prevent child abuse. Whether you want to take action as an individual, or initiate changes as a business, everyone can do something to help #KeepKidsSafe! 

KEEP KIDS SAFE AS:

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AN INDIVIDUAL

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A BUSINESS

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A FAMILY

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A COMMUNITY

"THE TRUE CHARACTER OF A SOCIETY IS REVEALED IN HOW IT TREATS ITS CHILDREN." 

NELSON MANDELA

COALITION TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE

Family Enrichment Center established the Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse (CPCA) more than 20 years ago to address the issue of child abuse. This group gathers like-minded local organizations and individuals to bring awareness and preventative efforts to the community members at large and identify service gaps. 

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KEEP KIDS SAFE AS AN INDIVIDUAL

  • Advocate for children and families by writing or calling elected officials in effort to seek greater support for child abuse prevention. 

  • Learn more about Kentucky Strengthening Families and protective factors. Share this information with friends, family, and other social groups. 

  • Offer to babysit free of charge so parents can have a break.

  • Ask your place of worship or children's athletic organizations how they ensure children are safe from child predators.

  • Celebrate National Child Abuse Prevention Month by organizing a pinwheel garden in your community. (FEC will provide the pinwheels!)

  • Participate in awareness events held by local organizations such as the Run & Walk for Children

  • Participate in the annual Wear Blue for Kentucky Kids Day in April. Share a photo on your social media saying why the issue is important to you. Tag #KeepKidsSafe! 

  • Run an errand, prepare a meal or treat for a new parent in your neighborhood. 

  • Support a parent who is in the midst of a stressful situation. Help where you can.

 

KEEP KIDS SAFE AS A BUSINESS

 
  • Offer your company's expertise towards advancing the cause of child abuse prevention. 

  • Display brochures in common areas such as breakrooms, the cafeteria, or lobby promoting child abuse prevention services offered in your area. 

  • Encourage staff to serve on the Board for child abuse prevention organizations serving your community. 

  • Inform employees and vendors about child abuse prevention programs, prevalence of child abuse and neglect, and ways they can be involved in local prevention efforts.

  • Sponsor ad space in local publications for organizations to promote prevention programs or awareness campaigns.

  • Donate meeting space to host a child abuse prevention workshop and training. 

  • Find our how prepared your business organization is to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse 

  • Recruit staff volunteers to give their time towards prevention activities.

  • Participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities: display a blue ribbon at your entrance or front desk, wear blue on Fridays, etc.

  • Sponsor a public service announcement or billboard in your community for child abuse prevention. 

  • Sponsor one of FEC's signature events!

KEEP KIDS SAFE AS A FAMILY

 
  • Educate yourself and your family on child sexual abuse prevention.

  • Avoid situation that put your family at risk of harm or abuse. Click here to view Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky's Home Safety check List. 

  • Discuss body safety, boundaries and privacy with your children. 

  • Teach your child their rights--that they are important and have a right to feel safe. 

  • Find out if you are choosing a safe caregiver for your child(ren) here. 

  • Receive a FREE background check on nannies, babysitter or love interests caring for your children when you are not present. 

  • Find ways that you, as a family, can support local organizations in your community that serve children and families such as participating in an annual fundraising event, donating supplies or toys, etc.