April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and this year marks the 24th anniversary of this national campaign. Last week my sister left me a comment and asked me to write something about this; so here I am:
I found a website with some very helpful information at: Love Our Children USA. There is an Amber Alert ticker, a place to donate money, a place to buy blue ribbons and other items promoting child abuse prevention. There is also a number of other informational links. If you page down about a third of the way down, on the right, there is a link titled: APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH. This link will give you more information about what this month is all about. Check these links out and spread the word.
"Then little children were being brought to him (Jesus) in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs’" (Matthew 19:13-14)
Children have every right to protection as any adult; and to take advantage of a child is reprehensible. Let us have the same attitude that Jesus has toward children, "for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs."
If you have any other information or web links that would be helpful to people, please let me know. Thank you, Julie, for reminding us of this very important cause. -edh-