What Nonprofits and Civic Groups Can Do
You already work to mobilize others to support community well-being, and that makes you a trusted source for information about ways your members, staff and board can act to prevent child abuse and neglect.
The work you do is vital to our community. By engaging individuals of all ages and walks of life to achieve your organization’s goals, you’re doing much of the important work needed to help promote the kinds of connections and actions that help prevent child abuse and neglect in our community.
You engage with many people through the course of your work. Whether working with staff within your organization, volunteers or the general community, remember to recognize that parenting and family life can be difficult for everyone at times.
Your organization already works for the benefit of others—but depending on your mission and purpose, finding ways to take a stand against child abuse and neglect may feel a bit out of scope. There are ways to incorporate proactive measures into the work you already do—here are some suggestions:
Participate in “Pinwheels for Prevention,” a national movement held during Child Abuse Prevention month in April. Each year, organizations, businesses and individuals plant “gardens” of blue pinwheels, a symbol of a safe and carefree childhood, as a public commitment to supporting public policies that support families and children and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Provide training to your organization’s staff about how to communicate with and support parents and caregivers in their work: