A national report recently highlighted as “exemplary” the work of the Children’s Trust, Massachusetts’ leading family support organization, to build public awareness about the issue of child abuse prevention.
“The Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention: Exemplary Practices” report cited the Children’s Trust’s work on social and traditional media outreach, public education events, and campaigns during 2013.
The report included the annual “Step Up for Kids” event that acknowledges April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. As part of the event, the Children’s Trust displays shoes on the Grand Staircase of the State House to represent the number of children confirmed as abused in the Commonwealth. The 2015 event is scheduled for March 23.
Also mentioned was the Children’s Trust’s work on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, as well as its legislative forums.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention produced the report. FRIENDS is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, located in Washington, D.C.