April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Community spotlight: People Against a Violent Environment
Dodge County, WI
People Against a Violent Environment Inc.(PAVE) is an organization that provides resources for survivors of abuse with a “three-part approach” – crisis services, community collaboration, and prevention education. While providing support and services that promote physical and emotional healing, the organization also offers crisis services to those that stay in shelter and others who continue to live in their homes.
PAVE offers suggestions on how communities can help—not just in Dodge County, WI but all across our nation …
- Starting this month and continuing each day forward, take a stand against sexual violence and pledge to promote healthy relationships, be an active bystander and support survivors.
- Share statistics that highlight the issue to increase awareness in your circles. There is plenty of data online that is easy to share via word of mouth, print, emaiL, and social media.
More about PAVE
Through Royal Family KIDS (RFK) Camps and Mentoring Club programs, we are able to provide a safe environment that allows foster children ages 6-12 to begin to rebuild trust. Our role in child abuse awareness and prevention is continuing to show these children—through our programs, that they are safe, loved, and respected.
During RFK camp, children in foster care have the freedom and joy of being a kid without the threat of abuse hanging over them. Healthy relationships are formed and can be cultivated beyond camp through Mentoring Clubs, demonstrating a sense of stability for these children who so often experience instability in their home life.
Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children (a referral can include multiple children). The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations—losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.
Stats provided by ChildHelp.org