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Wear Blue Day for Child Abuse Awareness Month | CACSD

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; in support, Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota invites you to WEAR BLUE on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018! On this day, individuals and organizations across South Dakota will band together to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families and healthy children throughout the state.

One person can make a difference, and it can start with you!  On April 4th, WEAR BLUE anywhere – to work, to school, a community event, the gym, and even at home.  Invite yourfriends, family, students, co-workers or even your entire office to WEAR BLUE too! It doesn’t matter if it’s a blue shirt or blue suede shoes, the unified, community-wide act of wearing blue will help raise awareness that child abuse is preventable.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

  1. Wear Blue on April 4th!
  2. Share your commitment with family, friends and co-workers and encourage them to WEAR BLUE too!
  3. Take a picture of yourself, your group, class, or company wearing blue and share it on our Facebook page (and your page as well), share it on Twitter, Instagram and email it to coord.cacsd@gmail.com. Use the #WearBlueSD

WHY BLUE?

In the spring of 1989, a grandmother from Virginia began the blue ribbon campaign as a tribute to her grandson, a three-year old who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Since that time, concerned citizens all over the country have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.