Infinite potential. Every child is born with it.
With nurturing, love and care, they have the potential to become anything. As a parent or guardian, it’s a tremendous responsibility and a great privilege to be a part of that process, of growing and developing a young person. Yet, as you read these words, young people with the potential to become our world’s greatest minds; our most masterful athletes; our most defining artists and our most innovative leaders, are being killed. Their infinite potential extinguished before our eyes. Children are our world’s future…and yet today in 2019, 5 children are dying daily in America from child abuse.
Throughout history, some of the world’s most influential leaders have understood the importance of protecting society’s most vulnerable members. John F Kennedy said, “Children are our most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” Nelson Mandela, famous for his love of children said, among other similar statements; “Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. And those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society…”
The truth is that, without the presence of strong, well-adjusted, well educated, passionate and talented young people, we genuinely risk living in a completely broken society. Bringing up children who value themselves and their society requires positive, engaged parenting. It’s not enough to do the bare minimum. Children require so much more to reach their true potential.
As the Nation’s Voice for Children, we at the American SPCC need more voices to stand with us, to help educate, raise awareness and intervene where necessary, to ensure more children receive the care they need to become everything they dream of and more.
Child abuse and neglect is preventable. Keeping children safe from harm and violence is up to every one of us. This National Child Abuse Prevention Month, consider our future and theirs. The time to act is now.
Use your voice to stand up for children who often can’t speak for themselves.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month – How Can you Help ?
A donation of just $20 will help us reach 250 children and families in need through our TLC (This Little Cards Saves Lives) program. These printed pocket resource cards include the top national hotlines to assist vulnerable children and families with a variety of needs and at just 8 cents per card, you can help print and distribute TLC Cards to schools, police stations, libraries, hospitals and other community spaces.
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