April is both National Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Month

During the month of April, sexual assault programs across the state and the nation will intensify their efforts to promote public awareness of sexual assault issues, such as child abuse and rape. They will stress the need for citizen involvement in reducing sexual assault and abuse against children and the importance of increasing community support for agencies providing sexual assault crisis and educational services, such as the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County.

In addition, this month is dedicated to helping raise education and awareness for childhood abuse and to proclaim April “Child Abuse Awareness Month”. The public is invited to join us in Recognizing April as Child Abuse Awareness month by participating in many initiatives taking place during the month.

We hope you will join us at one of the four proclamation scheduled with our county’s largest cities this April.

Each child is assigned a MDT is gathered as a best practice process so that the child does not have to repeat their trauma to multiple investigative authorities.

Child First Doctrine dictates that the needs of the child are placed first — not law enforcement, child welfare, the parent or anyone else. The child’s needs are placed above any one.


In the spring of 2018 the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County will host training to Attleboro Middle & High School students promoting responsible use of technology & prevention of digital abuse. This presentation, presented by the Institute for Responsible Online Cellphone Communication (IROC2), is being sponsored by Mansfield Bank Charitable Foundation & United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton.