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April 25, 2017 - "Say Something, Do Something for Children" during Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Oconto County Department of Health and Human Services encourages all individuals and organizations to “Say Something, Do Something for Children” in Oconto County. Children do well when their parents do well.

Supporting families and ensuring parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need are effective ways to protect children from the risk of child abuse and neglect.

It is simple to “say something,” for example:
  • Take time to talk to parents in your neighborhood – get to know them.
  • Share local resources with families.
  • Advocate for legislation and funding which support family programs within your community.
Individuals can “do something,” such as:
  • Donate new or gently used clothing, toys to programs that support families with children.
  • Bring a meal or groceries to a family with young children.
  • Organize a family fun event – such as a family story night, game or movie night.
“Say Something, Do Something for Kids” is an initiative of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin, a program of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.