Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels for Protection

The Pinwheel is the national symbol of child abuse prevention efforts. It represents the innocence, joy and fun  which should be the experience of all children.

The Archdiocese of Anchorage’s Office of Safe Environment is highlighting the Month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The Archdiocese of Anchorage ‘s Office of Safe Environment provides Advocacy, Awareness and Direct Support towards the prevention of child abuse and healing of those abused.

Contact the Archdiocese of Anchorage offices by calling:

Office of Safe Environment – 907-297-7736 or jmichaelson@caa-ak.org

Victim Assistance Coordinator – 907-297-7786 or jmichaelson@caa-ak.org


2020 Resources

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, established by the USCCB in June 2002, is a comprehensive set of procedures for addressing allegations of abuse of minors. The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse.

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Week 1:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. While work is done all year round, during this month a special emphasis is placed on the importance of learning how to protect the vulnerable.

Today we pray: We pray that all families and faith communities strive to provide safe and nurturing environments for children and young people.

Archdiocese of Anchorage’s Safe Environment resources are always available in the sidebar of our website: archdioceseofanchorage.org
Week 2:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. While work is done all year round, during this month a special emphasis is placed on the importance of learning how to protect the vulnerable.

Today we pray: We pray that the bishops continue to carry out their promise to protect, and pledge to heal the most vulnerable in their dioceses.
Week 3:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. While work is done all year round, during this month a special emphasis is placed on the importance of learning how to protect the vulnerable.

Today we pray: We pray that all who provide help for the abused may act with wisdom and compassion in their healing ministries.
Week 4:
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. While work is done all year round, during this month a special emphasis is placed on the importance of learning how to protect the vulnerable.

Today we pray: We pray in thanksgiving to all advocates, care providers, educators and minister who diligently and persistently challenge all institutions to ensure our most vulnerable are placed in the center of all policies and procedures. 

Other Child and Youth Protection Resources:

ENGLISH:
AoA Child Abuse Prevention Month flyer (PDF)
Child and Youth Protection facts and figures (PDF)
Child and Youth Protection milestones (PDF)
Child and Youth Protection Norms (PDF)
Five Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse (PDF)
Novena for Protection and Healing from Abuse (PDF)
Pope Francis on abuse (PDF)
The Child Sex Abuse Crisis: Q&A for Parents (PDF)
Ten Tips for Protecting Children and Offering Outreach to Victims/Survivors (PDF)
Warning Signs of Potential Abusers (PDF)
Watch for These Warning Signs of Abuse in Minors (PDF)

SPANISH:
Child and Youth Protection facts and figures in Spanish (PDF)
Child and Youth Protection milestones in Spanish (PDF)
Cinco Maneras de Proteger a Tus Hijos Sobre el Abuso Sexual (PDF)
Diez Consejos para Proteger a los Niños y Ofrecer Asistencia a las Víctimas/Sobrevivientes (PDF)
Mantengase Atento a estas Senales de Advertencia de Abuso en Menores de Edad (PDF)
Normas de Protección Infantil y Juvenil (PDF)
Pope Francis on abuse in Spanish (PDF)

Promise to Protect Podcast from the USCCB

  1. Overview of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection (SCYP) (WEB)
  2. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (WEB)
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