Child Abuse Prevention Month
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month is a annual provincial campaign symbolized by the purple ribbon. The purple ribbon has its roots right here in Durham, and serves to remind all Ontarians that we have an obligation to speak up for vulnerable children and youth who may be in need of help.
During Child Abuse Prevention Month, CASs across Ontario highlight the importance of calling Children’s Aid with concerns about the safety or well-being of a child. Children’s Aid Societies are an essential part of the provincial safety net for children, but we rely on professional and public referrals to do our work.
In 2016, October 19 was GO PURPLE DAY. We were thrilled with the response from our community partners who participated by hosting events, wearing purple and sharing information to show support to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
We would especially like to thank the Durham Catholic District School Board for their enthusiastic support of this year’s campaign.
We will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the purple ribbon in October 2017. If you would like to get involved in the campaign please contact us.
View the video below to learn more about the work we do and what happens when you call a Children’s Aid Society.