Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

 The Office of Safe Environment held a poster contest during Safe Environment Week in November. Students across the diocese were invited to create a poster, answering “How are you a gift to others?”  The winning entries are featured on our website and diocesan social media, as well as in an upcoming issue of The Catholic Sun.

2nd of 5 poster contest winners. Isabella VanLieshout. Grade 4. Age 10. 4.11.17

Congratulations to Isabella Van Lieshout  from St. Patrick’s School in Oneida, the winner from the 4th grade submissions! 

This month is a time to recognize that each and every one of us can play a part in promoting the well-being of our children, who are gifts entrusted to us by God.  National Child Abuse Prevention Month reminds us of the need to be vigilant about providing a safe environment for all within the Church.  We must all do our part to protect the life and dignity of our children at home, at school, and at church in an effort to end neglect and abuse of our innocent youth.

Please join us in our renewed commitment to remain tireless and observant in protecting and caring for our children, our youth, and vulnerable adults.  As we celebrate the season of Easter, let us also celebrate the protection of our most valuable gift from God: our children. 

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