Every April, Cope Family Center commemorates National Child Abuse Prevention Month by bringing awareness to this important issue and raising funds to help keep children safe.
While it is painful to think that children are neglected or abused, it is important to face the heartbreaking reality that this tragedy does happen in our community.
In fact, child maltreatment is rising, increasing by an alarming 45% last year. In 2017, 335 children were abused or neglected in Napa County.
One child suffering abuse or neglect is one child too many.
The best way to prevent child abuse and neglect is to support families and provide parents with the skills and resources they need to raise children who thrive. Cope's programs help parents handle life's challenges and the demands of parenting so they can be engaged and loving parents despite their struggles.
You can make a difference.
There are a number of ways you can help prevent child abuse by participating in Cope's 2018 Blue Ribbon Campaign.
Wear a blue ribbon pin and give one to a friend. (You can pick these up for free at Cope's family resource center!)
Attend the Resilient Napa summit on March 28, an inspiring event that will unite Napa Valley community members, business leaders, political representatives, health professionals and educators for the common purpose of learning about the impact of early adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and to design solutions that will help build resilience in our community.
Buy a Blue Ribbon. Your donation of any amount will support Cope's child abuse prevention efforts. In recognition of your generosity, your ribbon will be displayed in Cope's lobby all through April.
Be a Blue Ribbon Month Sponsor. Demonstrate your commitment to preventing child abuse while enjoying special recognition opportunities. Sponsorships start at $500.
Shop, eat and drink at Blue Ribbon Businesses. Downtown Napa merchants are showing their support for Child Abuse Prevention Month through Paint the Town Blue.
We thank these Blue Ribbon Month Sponsors for supporting Cope's 2019 Blue Ribbon Campaign. By sponsoring this campaign they are increasing awareness and helping keep kids safe in our community.