April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) at the Community Counseling Center, in partnership with Cane River Children’s Services (CRCS), will host several events April 24-30 to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Tuesday, April 24 – CAP will be at the Natchitoches Parish Library, Campti Branch, from 3-5 p.m. passing out blue ribbons and information

Friday, April 27 – Wear blue to your workplace. Take a photo with your coworkers and post to the Child Advocacy Program’s Facebook page.

Saturday, April 28 – CAP will be at the first Farmer’s Market of the season. Stop by the table and pick up a blue ribbon from 8 a.m. – noon.

Monday, April 30 – CAP will be at Sweet Fruit Delights passing out blue ribbons and pinwheels from 3-5 p.m. Sweet Fruit Delights will also take $1 off their half-dozen chocolate covered strawberries.

For more information, call (318) 214-4002.

Five facts about child abuse:

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds

Approximately five children die everyday because of child abuse

1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18

2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported each year in the United States

14 percent of all men and 36 percent of all women in prison were abused as children