April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

According to local nonprofit SCAN of Northern Virginia (Stop Child Abuse Now), “Child Abuse Prevention Month is about recognizing the importance of families and communities coming together to build resiliency, take action, and stand with child advocates. Child abuse cuts across all boundaries of race, education levels, and income brackets.”

Through AUUC’s February outreach collection, we deepened our partnership with Fairfax CASA, another local nonprofit supporting abused and neglected children referred by Fairfax County  Courts. In addition to sending them our $1,374 donation, we listened to Fairfax CASA Executive Director Darcy Hubbard describe the alarming increase in the number of children on their waiting list. Fairfax CASA recruits, screens, trains, and professionally supervises volunteers (CASAs) dedicated to advocating for their children, making sure they have what they need to heal from the abuse they’ve experienced and help to find them safe and loving homes.

What actions can we take?


Posted April 9, 2024