National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The YMCA's 5 days of Action which helps to preventing child abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the YMCA of Greater Brandywine is encouraging our members to join us in participating in Five Days of Action, April 16 – 20, 2018.

During April, and all year long, our YMCA encourages adults and organizations in our community to play a vital role in making Chester County a safer place for children. Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child abuse by sharing tips on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent child sexual abuse. 

Did you know that one in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday and that 90% of child sexual abuse victims know their abuser?

By encouraging adults to step up and speak out, we can bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse in our communities and foster conversations around how we can all work together to prevent it from happening.

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine, and the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, with support from YMCA of the USA, Darkness to Light, the Redwoods Group Foundation, and Praesidium have made materials available to help adults learn more about preventing child sexual abuse.

For more information about preventing child sexual abuse visit Five Days of Action.