April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
In the month of April, we reflect on the children who are in abusive environments. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Royal Family KIDS is praying for the children who are abused and neglected. We all have a role to play in keeping children safe, and our goal this April is to help others recognize that role and the ways in which together we can maximize our impact.
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.
STATS provided by ChildHelp.org indicate that a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
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