Oesterlen invites you to Wear Blue to Prevent Child Abuse during the month of April. Please join us this year by taking a selfie and sharing it on our Facebook page! (https://www.facebook.com/OesterlenServicesForYouth)
Why is it so important for you to participate? Here are some startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF):
- 1 in 4 children are abused or neglected
- In 2016 676,000 children were in child protective custody because of abuse or neglect
- In 2016 in the State of Ohio there were 97,602 children services reports and 43,903 of those were child abuse or neglect
- Consequences of child abuse/neglect can cause damage to physical, mental and social development.
At Oesterlen, we work daily to combat child abuse by providing mental health treatment to break the cycle mental health issues, poverty and substance abuse issues. Through our programs we empower children, youth and families to thrive!
Please join us to bring an end to child abuse!
Tags to use include: #OhioGoesBlue, #childabusepreventionmonth and #oesterlen