Child Abuse Prevention Month Kicks Off

Painted purple feet were the order of the morning as youth helped kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month
Painted purple feet were the order of the morning as youth helped kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Painted purple feet were the order of the morning as youth helped kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month
Painted purple feet were the order of the morning as youth helped kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month

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.

Purple Feet Child Abuse Prevention
Purple Feet putting footprints on a banner to help share the message

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.

Dilico Executive Director Borg

Treats for the youth at the Child Abuse Prevention Month launch
Treats for the youth at the Child Abuse Prevention Month launch

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