Abuse Awareness Month

April is abuse awareness month. Join us in focusing on preventing abuse before it escalates by promoting Pinwheels for Prevention.
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“I think there’s going to be an epidemic of abuse survivors in the next 10-20 years…if there isn’t one already,” quoted from an abuse survivor in a recent post to Frank Shaeffer. This is a problem, friends. We can’t ignore it. So let’s talk about abuse awareness month.

It would be much easier for us to think: Not me, not my problem. Until you hear the solution to the problem: tighter regulations on homeschooling.  How much more regulation? How intrusive will the regulations be? And how effective will the increased regulations actually be? Then, it is our problem.

Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education, according to The Tennyson Center for Children. We are not immune to the problem, just because we homeschool.

Rather than hurling accusations at one another and chasing down abuse after the damage has been done…what if we focus on preventing abuse before it ever escalates? April is Abuse Prevention month and we’ll be focusing April’s blog posts on building protective factors. Let’s talk more about improving our support communities and promoting where we can find tools and resources to help us in that endeavor. Knowledge is power.

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photo credit: pinwheels for prevention

Join us in turning toward prevention

“Pinwheels represent happy, healthy carefree childhood every child deserves and the commitment to giving them the opportunity to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. They are an uplifting symbol used to draw attention from the problem of abuse and neglect to the solution of effective prevention.

Children’s Trust is the state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and leads the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign in South Carolina. Pinwheel gardens are springing up around the state. Join in and show your support. If you would like to plant a pinwheel garden, pinwheels and support materials are available for a nominal charge.” (quoted from Children’s Trust of SC)

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About Kim Andrysczyk

Homeschool veteran, Association Director, coffee addict, sarcasm expert, and accidental blogger. I’m here to encourage you thru the tough times and inspire you toward excellence. If I can make it, so can you!

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