Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness month.


In an effort to bring awareness to this issue as well as aid to the kids that are already in care, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida is promoting an initiative called the Manicure Initiative.  This initiative seeks to help bring awareness, education, and assistance for the sake of vulnerable children. 

Simply by painting one fingernail “prevention blue,” you can open the door for conversations about facts like:

*1 in 5 children will be abused before their 18th birthday

*5 children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect

*1 person can make a difference

What can you do to help? 

You can get educated about the signs of abuse.   

You can make a financial donation to Children’s Network (  All donations go to help with the over 2500 children that Children’s Network currently serve.  This Manicure initiative is a very practical way not only to help care about vulnerable children in our own community, but also to serve and bless an organization that works hard every day to protect and care for kids in SWFL.

You can help spread the word by using #MANicureMovement and #polishingoffchildabuse on social media.

Everyone can do something.  Lets help bring awareness and action to our community.