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Wear Blue April 3 for Child Abuse Prevention Month!

April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. To honor survivors of childhood abuse, the Advocacy Center is sharing some actions people in Tompkins County can take to raise awareness and show their commitment to ending child abuse.

The Prevent Child Abuse NY (PCANY) theme for 2023 is “Working Together to Strengthen Families.” As a recent email from PCANY said, “We can prevent child abuse by removing and challenging barriers to healthy parenting. Throughout CAP Month in April, we will be focusing on what communities can do to strengthen and support families. A strong, supportive community that values parenting and families makes a safe and healthy environment for kids. Parents who know they have support and access to resources are better parents.”

Will you help us share this theme throughout Tompkins County?

Wear Blue on April 3rd ( Wear/Go Blue Day in New York State):
Use our flyer (linked here) or create one of your own.

Spotlight ways your organization/community group supports healthy parents and strong families:
Share information about community resources and how communities and caregivers together can prevent child abuse.

Want materials about preventing child sexual abuse?
Email the Advocacy Center at

Use social media hashtags to connect your work with other groups:
#GoBlueDay2023 for Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY) and #OneTooManyNY for New York State Children’s Alliance (NYSCA)

Follow local family and youth organizations on social media, including the Advocacy Center on Facebook and Instagram.

Learn about the new National Child Abuse Prevention Month Website, their 2023 toolkit, conversation guides, videos, and prevention resources in English and Spanish.

Thank you for your work supporting strong families and safe childhoods, every day.