"Children are the world's most valuable resource and it's best hope for the future." John F. Kennedy


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is the physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment of a child. Child neglect is the failure of the parent or guardian to take care of the child's physical, emotional, medical, or educational needs. Child abuse or neglect can result in permanent physical or psychological damage.

Bonnie Finney of Norfolk, Virgina stated a personal battle to combat child abuse after the death of her grandson by tying a symbolic blue ribbon on the antenna of her car to increase awareness of child abuse. Why blue? She intended to never forget the battered, bruised bodies of her grandchildren.

April has been proclaimed National Child Abuse Prevention Month, it's a time to demonstrate respect and gratitude for those who devotedly and unselfishly work to keep children safe.

In February of 2000, Sigma Omega Phi officially adopted National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April as our Sorority wide philanthropy. Fundraisers and charity events are organized on all of our campuses to help raise awerness and fund programs for abused children. The siters of Sigma Omega Phi have been instrumental in helping to spread the word of child abuse prevention and available resources within our respective communities. The Ladies of Sigma Omega Phi stand in this casue and wear our blue ribbons with pride.

California State University, Chico

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