10th Annual Athens County WEARS BLUE

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. At ACCS, and all across Athens County, we know that child abuse is preventable and that it takes a community to protect a child. Join us in spreading awareness by committing to WEAR BLUE on Wednesday, April 14th. Make sure to take a pic and sent it to Robin.Webb@jfs.ohio.gov.
Why Blue?
While blue has been adopted by a number of causes, it has for a long time been associated with child abuse awareness, often using a solid light blue ribbon. Among certain advocacy organizations, the ribbon is sometimes worn as a braided bracelet by survivors of violent physical or sexual child abuse in memory of victims. Navy blue is also associated with human trafficking and sex slavery awareness. Because of the association with child abuse awareness, “Wear Blue” has become the basis of this campaign, and the second Wednesday of each April has been designated as “Wear Blue Day.”



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