Purple Feet Kick Off Child Abuse Prevention Month
THUNDER BAY – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and The Children’s Aid Society kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month in Thunder Bay on Tuesday. The launch included a banner where children put their footprints in purple paint. Purple is the signature colour of child abuse prevention.
Dilico and The Children’s Aid Society are asking communities, organizations, and schools to StepUP this October to become more aware of the signs of child abuse. Darcia Borg, the Executive Director of Dilico shared, that “Hungry children are on of the signs to watch for”.
Child abuse impacts 7,283 children across the District of Thunder Bay. Between Dilico and the Children’s Aid Society the goal is making the communities the agencies serve a safer place for children.
Recognizing the signals of child abuse, especially by teachers and family members is a key part of making sure that children are safer.