Northwoodians proudly joined children services agencies and businesses across Ohio on April 9, 2014, to support child abuse prevention by participating in Wear Blue, the statewide awareness campaign that takes place on the second Wednesday of every April, Child Abuse Prevention Month. Ohioans are encouraged to wear blue that day - to work, to school, to a community event - to show support for preventing child abuse and neglect.
Visit www.facebook.com/WearBlueOhio to see photos of the hundreds of the supporters and learn more about the Wear Blue campaign, which is sponsored by the Public Children Services Association of Ohio.
Participating in the Wear Blue campaign is one small way for all of us to show support, but protective agencies and organizations across the country need help from everyone to help keep kids safe.
Here are just a few examples of programs that encourage community involvement in the mission to protect children and strengthen families.
- Franklin County Children Services' volunteer mentor programs match an adult one-on-one with a child under the care of the agency.
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services volunteers have a variety of roles, including helping families with clothing and supplies, life skills, transport, and companionship.
- Orangewood Resource Center provides support to emancipated foster youth in Orange County. People who want to help can donate needed non-perishable food, hygiene and other items.
Northwoodians proudly joined children services agencies and businesses across Ohio on April 9, 2014, to support child abuse prevention by participating in Wear Blue to Work.