October is Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 communities across Ontario will DRESS PURPLE to break the silence and show their commitment to children’s rights to safety and well-being. On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge that it takes a village to keep kids safe. Everybody in the community plays a role in supporting children’s rights.
Children’s Aid Societies will be working collaboratively during October for Child Abuse Prevention Month and Dress Purple Day with Boards of Education, a key partner in supporting the safety and well-being of children and youth. Schools play an important role in keeping children safe and in helping families that may need support to help keep their children safe.
FCSLLG have invited all elementary and secondary schools in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville to participate in DRESS PURPLE DAY on October 24, 2017. We have asked school staff and students to dress in purple, talk about children’s rights to safety and well-being and tweet a photo of the school/classes dressed in purple with the hashtag #iBREAKtheSilence.
On October 24, 2017, FCSLLG will host a DRESS PURPLE BBQ event at both our Brockville (438 Laurier Blvd.) and Perth (8 Herriott St.) office locations between 11:30 and 1pm. FCSLLG staff, foster parents, school board personnel and the media are invited to share a BBQ lunch together in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Don’t forget to spread the word and share photos with us on Twitter @FamChildLLG by tweeting your photos with the hashtag #IBREAKthesilence
We look forward to seeing Lanark Leeds and Grenville covered in a sea of purple!
Teachers, go to the OACAS website to download resource tools http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/child-abuse-prevention/dress-purple-day-campaign-2017/
More information from OACAS: http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/child-abuse-prevention/