5 Days of Action

The Ridgewood Y is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 16-20, 2018. 

During April and all year long, the Ridgewood Y encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making our communities a safer place for children. By encouraging adults to step up and speak out, we can bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse in our communities and foster 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 Ernie Lamour, CEO of the Ridgewood Y. “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.”

Learn more about the small actions you can take that will make our community a safer place for children and families.

The Ridgewood Y and the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, with support from YMCA of the USA, Darkness to Light, the Redwoods Group Foundation, and Praesidium have made materials available to help adults learn more about preventing child sexual abuse.


Download these Information Sheets

Information for Parents of Young Children

Tips for Protecting Youth

Tips for Hiring Caregivers

Talking to Kids about Events in the News

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