Every April, Cope Family Center commemorates National Child Abuse Prevention Month in collaboration with the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Napa County 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, in 2018 there were 149 substantiated cases of neglect and abuse in Napa County, involving 242 children. Sadly, the true number is likely three to four times higher as child abuse is greatly under reported.
One child suffering abuse or neglect is one child too many.
The best way to prevent child maltreatment 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 loving and engaged and loving parents despite their struggles.
You can make a difference.
Everyone can play a role in building a strong and nurturing community for Napa Valley’s children and families. There are a number of ways you can get involved to help raise awareness and funds for child abuse prevention.
Wear a blue ribbon pin and give one to a friend. (You can pick these up for free at Cope's family resource center!)
Learn more about child abuse and neglect.
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. Napa merchants are showing their support for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Help Paint the Town Blue by posting a photo on social media using these hashtags: #PainttheTownBlue #BlueRibbonMonth #CopeFamilyCenter.
Attend Blue Ribbon Month events. See the calendar below for more information.
Enjoy these opportunities throughout the month of April
Visit “Walk with Me: In the Shoes of Napa County’s Child Abuse Victims”, an emotional exhibit that displays 242 pairs of children’s shoes, each pair representing one of the confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect in Napa County in 2018. At Cope, April 8-30.
Child Art Display at Napa County Library
Child Art Display will be at the Napa County Library throughout April. Stop by to check out all of the art work created by the children in Community Resources for Children’s Early Learning Program.
Napa Valley Jewelers Shop & Donate
During April, Napa Valley Jewelers will donate $15 for every watch battery changed Make sure to mention Cope so we receive the donation. Napa Valley Jewelers is open from 10am to 5:30pm and is located in 1300 1st Street in downtown Napa. https://www.napavalleyjewelers.com/
Yoga Passion Self-Care & Donate
Yoga Passion will be donating 5% of their proceeds to Cope Family Center in the month of April for Blue Ribbon Month campaign. Yoga Passion is located at 3243 Browns Valley Rd in Napa, opened from 8:30am to 8:30pm. http://yogapassionnapa.com/
We thank these Blue Ribbon Month Sponsors for supporting our 2019 Blue Ribbon Campaign. By sponsoring this campaign, they are increasing awareness and helping keep kids safe in our community.