BOSTON, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Child abuse prevention organizations and advocates across the country are tapping community leaders, media personalities, and citizens to raise awareness by joining the Tie One to End Child Abuse Campaign (www.TieOne.org) Friday April 22nd in honor of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Participants are asked to don an ugly tie or any tie for the day to raise awareness that the only thing uglier than child abuse is a society that ignores it. Photos can be posted via social media with the hashtags: #tieone #stopchildabuse and #ChildAbusePreventionMonth.
According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States has one of the worst rates of child abuse among industrialized nations; on average five children die every day from abuse and neglect. The Center for Disease Control has estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys experience sexual abuse.
The Tie One On Campaign is an effort to unite abuse prevention organizations, advocates, community leaders, and citizens to start thinking, talking, and acting to prevent abuse. Headline partners for this collaboration include: The Mama Bear Effect, Sparks of Hope, Say it Survivor, and other advocacy groups across the country that understand awareness is essential to keeping children safe.
"In 2014 our home state of Massachusetts had the highest rate of reported child abuse in the country" says Adrianne Simeone, founder of The Mama Bear Effect, "with better training and more awareness, we are seeing the reality of child abuse come to light. Last year we received a lot of support for the campaign, senators, first responders, and community groups taking part - this year we're excited to have a PSA to help spread the word."
Joining The Partnership
Tie One On will be accepting rolling applications from other nonprofit and advocacy groups to raise awareness and take the opportunity to raise awareness on a national level by impacting individual communities on the ground level. Stickers and educational materials are also available for community event distribution.
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SOURCE The Mama Bear Effect