PCES observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child abuse is more prevalent than most people want to think about, and April is dedicated to National Child Abuse Prevention.
Phil Campbell Elementary School planned a special observation week with daily activities, including wearing blue ribbons, having students do special coloring pages and create posters and giving special attention to praising students.
Teachers are wearing Stand Up for Children in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month each Friday in April.
“With everything that’s on the news right here in our communities, it’s a definite, growing need to get the awareness out,” said counselor Laura Voyles, who coordinates National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities at PCES. “I think people sit back sometimes and wait for someone else to do something, and sometimes, there is no one else … Our kids are paying a high price.”