This post is sponsored by PreventChildAbuse.org
I have been talking throughout the month about how Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) is an amazing organization that puts in the work every day to help families facing adversities and prevent child abuse and neglect. With a 2-level approach that offers help and programs out in the community while also taking action to impact the policies that will help children and families from the top down. However, this is a societal responsibility that requires us all to do our part. We have a duty to help children fulfill their potential. For that reason, we need to form initiatives that can help parents.
How to Participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month’s Digital Advocacy Day
On April 27th, Digital Advocacy Day, everyone is encouraged to use their voices and share their concerns with lawmakers. Contact your members of Congress and urge them to act now to reauthorize the bipartisan Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program and to increase funding for this important program. PCA America has more information about participating in Digital Advocacy Day here.
Beyond Digital Advocacy Day
Reaching out to policymakers to let them know that this is an important initiative to their constituents is a must to continue to move upstream in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, but it is not the only thing you can do. After making reaching out to Congress on April 27th, you can continue to help families in your community by:
- Use social media to spread the word
- Staying up to date on what PCA America is doing on their website
- Connecting with local families
- Offering your help and support to friends and neighbors
- Continuing to advocate for family-friendly policies
Working together we can transform the future for our families and communities. It is time to get to work and celebrate what is possible.