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Wear blue April 1 to increase awareness of child abuse prevention

 

March 30, 2022



Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. In 1989 a grandmother from Virginia, Bonnie Finney, began the Blue-Ribbon Campaign when she tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her van “to make people wonder.” The story this grandmother told was a tragic story about the abuse of her grandchildren, which ultimately led to the brutal death of her grandson.

This is Bonnie’s story: “Of course, I knew something was wrong as I sat at the side of my grandson at the hospital, I saw fear on his face, the bruises on his body, and th...



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