Prevent child abuse in Appanoose County
Our children deserve a chance at a bright future and it begins with creating a community that invests in their safety and well-being.
This April, Appanoose County participated in National Child Abuse Prevention Month to increase awareness that child abuse is preventable and that we all play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our community.
Appanoose Family Alliance /Community Partners for Protecting Children, celebrated the month with several activities. Two of the major activities offered were the Healthy Kids Fair and the Blue Out Day. The reason that the Appanoose Family Alliance/CPPC is so dedicated in bringing awareness to our community is reflected in our county’s statistics. In 2011 there were 101 confirmed reports of child abuse in Appanoose County and in 2012 there were 61 confirmed reports of child abuse in Appanoose County. As more and more awareness is brought into the county, there is more interest in our efforts. There were 314 participates at our Healthy Kids Fair this year and the hope too that this continues to grow as our county improves and continues seeing less and less child abuse.
Preventing child abuse is truly a community effort. By offering services that educate and support parents, Family Alliance and CPPC helps ensure that children in Appanoose County grow up safe, nurtured and able to reach their full potential. With everyone’s participation, we can become a community that reaches out to all families in need before a crisis occurs.
Join us in building brighter futures for our children by: Volunteering with Appanoose Family Alliance and teaming up with your neighbors to create a caring and connected neighborhood.
To learn more, check out our face book page at Appanoose County Family Alliance and CPPC or come to our meetings on the second Thursday of the month at the Drake Public Library at 12 p.m.