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Posted on: April 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] April is Child Abuse Prevention Month - Wear Blue Day is April 4, 2016

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Monday, April 4, 2016, is Wear Blue Day. Join the City of Petersburg in wearing BLUE on Monday, April 4th to show your commitment to keep kids safe from abuse.

Why Blue?
In the spring of 1989, a grandmother from Virginia began the blue ribbon campaign as a tribute to her grandson, a three-year old who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Since that time, concerned citizens all over the country have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.

“Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect - Educate. Guide. Protect”, is this year’s Child Abuse Prevention theme.

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