Services to Abused Families, Inc. 

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CURRENT AWARENESS

April:

Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month:

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.



Help us paint the town BLUE by wearing blue on April 6, 2018! 

This is a national day highlighting Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we want YOU to be a part! Encourage your friends and family to do the same. Post a picture to your social media using the hashtags #SAFEfromAbuse and #GOblueOr you can send us your picture to cpc@safejourneys.org


For more information on the Go Blue campaign, please visit pcva.org 

This past Saturday, April 14, 2018,  we held our 7th Annual Spring Into Awareness event in hopes to educate the community on Child Abuse Prevention. Every April, for Child Abuse Prevention Month, we strive to bring and spread the importance of this month the community. We do so by holding this FREE event jam packed with all kinds of fun for all ages; while in turn making sure the families that attend go home with information about our organization as well as providing an opportunity for them to connect with other resources in our own community. 

The effects of child abuse has touched the lives of everyone whether directly or indirectly and we are more than thankful for the outpouring support from the communities we serve as this event continues to grow year after year.  SAFE would like to extend their utmost gratitude to all groups and individuals that helped make this event the amazing success that it was. There were over 350 adults and children that flowed through this event and there was something for everyone. 

Activities included, a face-painting and tattoo station, a moon bounce obstacle course, bracelet/necklace making station, numerous cakewalks, car seat safety check, kid IDs, free food and music entertainment, double-dutch, and the opportunity to explore the several safety vehicles as well as a UVA Pegasus helicopter. We would like to again, thank all of the donors, volunteers and staff, vendors, and supporters of this event;


Event Sponsored by:
Aston Properties
Buffalo Wild Wings
In-Total Health
Superior Paving
Merchants Grocery
Culpeper Police Department / Cecil Starkey
Weis
Walmart
Martins
Food Lion of Madison
Safeway
Cake Krums of Madison
Knackal’s Bakery

A very special thank you to:
Our dedicated staff and volunteers
DJ Torch
UVA Pegasus
Culpeper County Sherriff’s Office
Culpeper County Fire Department
Chick-Fil-A
Wellspring Health Services
Kid Central
Girls on the Run Piedmont
Culpeper Heat Basketball Team
Hope In-Home Care of Culpeper
Virginia Department of Health (Culpeper)
Wells Fargo (Culpeper Marketplace)
Legal Aid Works
Childhelp
I Love Me More Foundation
Stevensburg Baptist Church
Culpeper County Public Works


 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month:


WHY DENIM?

The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.




Help us spread awareness about sexual assault by wearing denim on April 25, 2018! 

This a day where we can honor the survivors of sexual assault as well as shedding light on an issue that is so often hidden.  Encourage your friends and family to do the same.  Post a picture to your social media by using the hashtag #denimday.  Or you can send us your picture to saa@safejourneys.org


For more information about the Denim Day campaign, please visit denimdayinfo.org