Governor Roy Cooper has declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and is calling on a coalition of organizations to help address child maltreatment. 

The governor says that all North Carolinians share the responsibility of building hope for children and families. Cooper says in a news release that the goal of Child Abuse Prevention Month is to highlight partnerships between community organizations, government agencies, businesses, and other entities to ensure better outcomes for maltreated children. 

To that end, the organization Positive Childhood Alliance NC (PCANC) is championing a “Theory of Change,” which outlines a path to systemic transformation. 

April will usher in a series of events meant to underscore awareness and advance family-centered prevention programs and policies. 

A Pinwheel Planting roundtable will be held at the state farmer’s market in Raleigh on April 2, featuring a number of speakers and advocates. 

April 5 has been declared Wear Blue Day, a time to show support for children and families. 

And the public is invited to participate in a digital advocacy day on April 16.

More information can be found on the PCANC website

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