April is recognized around the world as Child Abuse Prevention Month and the blue ribbon is the symbol for child abuse prevention. It was started by a grandmother in 1989 whose simple act of tying a blue ribbon on the antenna of her car after the loss of her grandson from abuse alerted the community around her of the issue of child abuse.
Family Nurturing Center promotes the Blue Ribbon Campaign as a community awareness and education prevention campaign to recognize our collective responsibility to prevent and confront all forms of child abuse and neglect. Child abuse is entirely preventable, but not without your help. Here in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, there are several opportunities for the community to promote and participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Activities planned for April include awareness, prevention, education, and fundraising.