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.

Join us for a Free Community Education Event

Please join us on April 3rd, 2017 as we host renowned expert, Corey Jewell Jensen, who has 30+ years working with sex offenders. She will offer professional advice for protecting children from sexual abuse, based on what she has learned throughout her career. At this event, we welcome any adults with children in their lives to join us for the opportunity to learn about how to protect those youth.

Babysitting is available for those who need it. 

Register here for this free educational opportunity.

Please contact Stephanie Joyal at (508) 674-6111 or sjoyal@cacofbc.org with any questions.