CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The Hunterdon County YMCA is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action from April 16 to 20. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day — a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids — Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent child sexual abuse.
During April and all year long, the Hunterdon County YMCA encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making our community a safer place for children. By encouraging adults to step up and speak out, the organization helps bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse and fosters conversations around how we can all work together to prevent it from happening.
“Protecting children from sexual abuse must be the number one goal of every person who cares about the health and well-being of kids,” said Bruce Black, Hunterdon County YMCA president and CEO. “Together, we can stand up to demand that children are protected and speak out to encourage adults to make it happen in our community. It takes all of us.”
Since its beginning in 1903, the Hunterdon County YMCA has been strengthening the community nurturing the potential of children, helping people understand and improve their health and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors.