Children Deserve Better.
Written by Mick Bockstruck
Thursday, 07 April 2011 00:00
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“Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after.  In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.” - Robert F. Kennedy, April 25, 1963

Every child deserves an opportunity to be safe, nurtured, supported and educated.  Yet, every year in Massachusetts alone, the more than 38,000 children who are confirmed victims of abuse or neglect do not have this opportunity.  No child should endure abuse or neglect.  Indeed, there has never been a more important time to fight for the ideals embraced by Robert Kennedy.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  RFK Children’s Action Corps joins organizations across the United States in recognizing National Child Abuse Prevention Month and commits to continually raising awareness about the dire consequences of child abuse and neglect, sharing resources to those who are struggling and seeking help, and creating strong communities to support children and families. 

As a community, we have a responsibility to keep children safe, offer the support families need to provide a stable, supportive home, and to raise children and youth to be happy, healthy and secure adults.

For more information and to find help, visit http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/.

You can help. You can get involved in raising awareness about child abuse and neglect and in supporting those who are affected by it.  You can know that children whom you may never meet will have you to thank for changing their lives.

To read the Presidential Proclamation by President Obama click here.

Act Now
Donate Today
Your donation to the RFK Children’s Action Corps will make a positive and immediate impact on the life of a child and support programming designed to stop the cycle of abuse and neglect.

Advocate
Contact your local representative and tell them “No More Cuts to KIDS!”  Visit the Children’s League of Massachusetts to learn more.

Strengthen the Community
Share this page with family and friends.  Spread the message that “Children Deserve Better” and that now is the time to end child neglect and abuse.

 
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