April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
You can show your support for preventing child abuse by joining in on Wear Blue Day on April 8.
Wearing blue signals that you care about children and their safety.
In Kansas City, the Wear Blue Day is sponsored by the Child Abuse Roundtable, under the theme “Protect Our Future — Prevent Child Abuse.”
The roundtable is a collaboration of more than 30 community agencies that promote awareness of child abuse, and the prevention, training and treatment services available in the Kansas City area.
When you wear blue on April 8, make a point of telling everyone why you’re doing so:
- Child abuse is preventable
- We all have a responsibility to keep children safe
The Child Abuse Roundtable says: If you suspect a child is being harmed, reporting your suspicions may protect the child and get help for the family. Any concerned person can report suspicions of child abuse and neglect:
- In Kansas, call 1.800.922.5330
- In Missouri, call 1.800.392.3738
Individuals and organizations can sign a pledge to wear blue to show commitment to our shared responsibility to keep kids safe. Add your name to the list here.
Have a question or comment? We love hearing from you — either in the comment box below or come in to visit us: call 816-923-5800 for an appointment.