YMCA urges adults to intervene to prevent child sex abuse


Make text smaller Make text larger





The Sussex County YMCA is marking National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22-26, highlighting how adults can spot warning signs of child sexual abuse and step in to help. The awareness week is the lead-up to Healthy Kids Day — a celebration for improving the health and well-being of children — on April 27.

The theme of this year’s Five Days of Action is ‘Know. See. Respond.’ — steps adults can take to advocate for children. “When caring adults learn how abuse happens and are on the lookout for warning signs, they can intervene and prevent it,” Sussex County YMCA Associate Executive Director Corey Brown said.

The Sussex County YMCA and the other six branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are participating in Five Days of Action. Adults can sign the Pledge to Protect Children at the Y’s welcome center or Early Childhood Learning Center, or online at https://goo.gl/forms/eeSItnZwLEilxbuT2. Metro YMCA President and CEO Richard K. Gorab belongs to YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, a group of Y leaders spearheading the awareness movement.

Information on how to prevent child sexual abuse is at www.fivedaysofaction.org. The YMCA of the USA, Darkness to Light, the Redwoods Group Foundation and Praesidium helped make the materials available.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Women graduate from training program
The women in the most recent graduating class from Project Self-Sufficiency’s Higher Opportunities for Women employment skills training program have gained marketable...
Read more »
Image

K.E.E.P. announces golf outing
K.E.E.P., Inc. announces its 25th Golf Outing set to take place on Wednesday, July 31, at Farmstead Golf and Country Club, 88 Lawrence Rd., Lafayette.
In Memory of the late...

Read more »

Gotthimer calls for action on lead water
U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer called for concrete and immediate steps to address North Jersey’s widespread lead water problem in too many homes and schools that are...
Read more »
Image

Gottheimer honors district’s highest ranking Scouts
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5, stopped by Our Lady Queen of Peace School in West Milford on Saturday to honor Scouts in his district that have obtained their respective...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Vernon Leisure Club meets the Chief
  • Jun 21, 2019
Local News
VTHS seniors take final walk
  • Jun 21, 2019
Local News
An active and helpful food pantry
  • Jun 21, 2019
Obituaries
Geraldine Little
  • Jun 21, 2019
Local News
Library to add evening hours
  • Jun 17, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ