April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! As part of the Y’s commitment to protecting the children in our community, we’re joining youth serving organizations across the country by participating in the Five Days of Action—a week-long campaign to increase awareness of child sexual abuse and empower and equip us all to prevent it. By taking part in this important campaign and through implementing abuse prevention practices year-round, the Y is committing to the safety of all children in our community.
The Five Days of Action enforces critically important habits — KNOW. SEE. RESPOND. — which enable us to understand how and when abuse happens, recognize the signs of abuse, and quickly and appropriately respond to it. When we embrace these habits, we foster a culture of child abuse prevention—a culture of happy and healthy children!
We take our commitment to child protection seriously and we hope you do too. Make your commitment alongside us today. Learn more about protecting the children you love at www.fivedaysofaction.org.
- 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children
- Body Safety & Boundaries
- Checklist for Safer Sleepovers
- Information for Parents of Young Children
Five Days of Action is an initiative of the YMCA Champions for Child Protection created and designed by Darkness to Light, with support from YMCA of the USA, The Redwoods Foundation, The American Camp Association, and the Monique Burr Foundation for Children.