TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Today marks the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Tippecanoe Child Abuse Prevention Council will be holding several events throughout April to spread awareness.
The council was formed to promote a child's right to a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.
April 5th is Wear Blue Day. The day helps bring attention to programs and policies that allow both children and families to be successful.
According to TCAP board member Coleen Connor, the blue demonstrates a commitment to the physical, emotional and mental well-being of the children and families within the community.
"Like any other cause that we have, everyone has a significant color. So the royal blue color, those ribbons and those pin-wheels really represent that prevention piece for preventing child abuse,” said Connor.
“We encourage our community to step up in any way as that theme this year is to volunteer, to give back in some manner. Whatever their strength is,” added Connor.
TCAP will also host a training event April 22nd at IU Arnett Hospital. A documentary will be screened followed by a discussion led by medical and child welfare experts.
More information about TCAP can be found here