A National Call to Action to "Get Blue" During National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

This April marks the 30th anniversary of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is a time dedicated to child abuse education, awareness and prevention.

New York, NY, March 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Love Our Children USA, (a national organization headquartered in New York whose mission is to break the cycle of violence against children) begins its ninth annual GET BLUE campaign – a national effort to educate and raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention.

The "Blue Ribbon" is the symbol for child abuse prevention and Love Our Children USA urges everyone in the U.S. to GET BLUE. By wearing a Blue Ribbon pin during April and throughout the year, families, children and communities are educated on how to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Love Our Children USA urges everyone to take this national call to action. People can help prevent child abuse, assist families in achieving positive parenting practices through education and resources, empower individuals to report the abuse and intervene in situations where violence and neglect hurt children.

Children must know they are loved. To signify the importance of the month, Love Our Children USA announces the 10th Annual National Love Our Children Day on Saturday, April 6th. Created by Love Our Children USA, National Love Our Children Day is celebrated annually to honor children, strengthen families and raise awareness for efforts to keep children safe.

Like Mother's and Father's Day for children, National Love Our Children Day is celebrated across the U.S. It was created to acknowledge the value of children and to educate parents on the importance of giving them love, protection and respect, the three essential elements children need to become strong and successful adults. By promoting healthy and happy children and strengthening families we can keep kids safe.

According to Love Our Children USA Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ross Ellis, “Child abuse is a serious issue which affects the lives of innocent children. These violent and harmful tragedies are unnecessary. Children must be protected at all costs.”

“Reports of child abuse nationwide have increased by 30-percent in the last 10-years. If people think child abuse isn't a problem, they need to think again. More than 3 million children are victims of child abuse each year and almost 1.8 million children are reported missing each year, many of whom are abducted from their homes and front yards. Those are only the ones that are reported.”

“It’s about educating parents and re-educating them. Every parent needs help from time to time. Some -- more than others. And it is just as important to educate the American public and raise a greater awareness to break the cycle of violence against children – before it starts,” says Ellis.

Ross Ellis said, “Imagine if everyone in the country wore a Blue Ribbon -- we could make such an impact in raising awareness to break the cycle that breaks children's hearts, spirits and lives. We can no longer allow children to be harmed by the people who are supposed to be protecting them.”

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is our collective responsibility to protect America’s children and strengthen America’s families. We must work together to break the cycle.

About Love Our Children USA
Love Our Children USA™ is the leading national nonprofit and ‘Go-To’ prevention organization fighting all forms of violence against children in the U.S. Since 1999, it has broken ground in preventing violence against children. Love Our Children USA teaches effective parenting solutions by creating valuable programs that empower positive changes in parenting and family attitudes, bullying and cyberbullying prevention, Internet safety and school violence prevention through public education. The goal of Love Our Children USA is Keeping Children Safe® and strengthening families.
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