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Play a Meaningful Role in Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, and CASA recognizes this as a time to bring greater awareness to the child abuse and neglect that takes place in San Antonio and Bexar County.

Unfortunately, child abuse exists in San Antonio at an alarming rate. Last year in Bexar County alone, there were 4,550 confirmed victims of child abuse. Now is the time to focus our efforts on ways to protect children from abusive situations and help find ways to prevent abuse from occurring. As a community, we must break the cycle and arm ourselves with the facts to battle the signs of child abuse and care for our most vulnerable.

There are currently 4,834 children in State protective care because of abuse and neglect. CASA volunteer advocate for the best interest of these children and fights for the best services possible – we make sure these children don’t fall through the cracks of an overwhelmed child welfare system.

This month, encourage everyone to help make San Antonio a better place for children and families. By ensuring you have the knowledge, skills, and resources to care for the children in our community, we can make San Antonio and Bexar County a better place for our future. You can make a difference by volunteering to be a CASA for just a few hours a month – make sure to sign up for one of our info sessions!  If you aren’t able to be a volunteer, consider donating to CASA so we can continue recruiting more volunteers who can advocate for abused/neglected children.

Below are some ways you can stand up for children during Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month:

CASA Fiesta Medal to Support Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Swing by the CASA offices to get your very own CASA medal for Fiesta Season! They start at $10 a medal and Advocates get their first one free! Stop by the office today to get yours!

SA Flavor Medal Benefiting CASA!

SA Flavor is an online blog that showcases the best that San Antonio has to offer. Primarily focused on the restaurants and food in San Antonio, the site has evolved to cover different culture, news, and events in the Alamo City. First started in 2009 by Garrett Heath, SA Flavor is one of the longest running independent blogs in the city. This year SA Flavor decided to pay tribute to Tim Duncan #21 with El Corazon, the 2017 Spurs-inspired Lotería Fiesta Medal. It is exciting that Child Advocates of San Antonio has been selected to receive $1 for every medal purchased. Click here to purchase one and learn more about the story behind this medal here!

We invite you to show your support this year during Fiesta by collecting these two awesome medals!

Friday, April 7th

Go Blue Day

Go Blue Day is an event to bring awareness to child abuse by wearing blue on April 7th. Consider taking a picture of yourself in blue, post it on your social media with the hashtag #goblueday and tag CASA! Feel free to use some of the verbiage below to help us spread awareness!

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month – today is GO BLUE Day to let people know that there were over 4,000 confirmed victims in Bexar County in the last year.

Consider volunteering or donating to CASA to make a difference in the lives of abused/neglected children!

#goblueday #bethedifference #beaCASAvolunteer

CASA will also be releasing 11 balloons each dedicated to a child that lost their life in 2016 as a victim of abuse at 10am at the CASA office.

Sunday, April 30th

Blue Sunday

Blue Sunday is a day that we ask you to spread the message of child abuse awareness at your church and/or place of worship. We ask that you take a couple minutes and speak on behalf of every child who needs a voice. Please contact our office and we will gladly provide you with information and speaking points.

Play a Meaningful Role in Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month