During the Month of April, the United Way of Putnam County is partnering with other Putnam County agencies to shed light on child abuse within our community. April marks the annual Child Abuse Awareness Month, which is observed by organizations and individuals across the nation.
“Indiana ranks second in the nation in reported incidents of child abuse and neglect,” Family Support Services Executive Director Scott Monnett said. “What we’re trying to do as a coalition is to take an event like First Friday and bring awareness to it both in the county and around the state.”
Family Support Services is a proud partner of the United Way of Putnam County.
As part of the awareness campaign, the United Way is joining organizations like the Children’s Bureau, Cummins Behavioral Health, Department of Children’s Services Foster Division, Greencastle Police Department, Mental Health America of Putnam County, Putnam County Youth Development and CASA.
Throughout the month, participants are asked to wear blue ribbons and display blue pinwheels, which represent the awareness of child abuse.
If you or a loved one are suffering from domestic violence, please reach out to Family Support Services by calling 765-653-4820 or visiting https://fsswci.net/.