Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Story of the Blue Ribbon

Something I am quite passionate about is parenting and children’s rights. I have certain views on how children should be cared for and treated. Whether you are a parent or not, you can make a difference in a child’s life.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Please read about the Blue Ribbon Campaign. Visit the sites below and join in with me, while I support children everywhere, by raising awareness about child abuse and neglect. 

Not all abuse committed against children is physical, nor is it solely committed by a child's parents; so please educate yourself, and others, on the forms of child abuse and how it affects children.

The following was is from First5LA:

Starting in 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign, which serves as a physical reminder to end child abuse, began with one grandmother's personal commitment to end child abuse. By tying a blue ribbon to the antenna on her van, she "made people wonder." When members of her community asked about the significance of the ribbon, Bonnie Finney shared the tragic story of her grandson's death. Three-year-old Michael Wayne "Bubba" Dickenson was killed at the hands of his mother's violent boyfriend. Bonnie's loss inspired her crusade.
In her words, "We must protect our most precious gifts of all...our children. Please wear a blue ribbon...give one to your friends...tell them what it may save a child's life!"
“The blue ribbon has become a national symbol for child abuse and a reminder of our need to protect our children. The Blue Ribbon Campaign happens each year in April, and the community is encouraged to wear a blue ribbon to symbolize a commitment to ending child abuse.”

Thank you.


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