DENVER--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Tennyson Center for Children, one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading treatment and education centers for abused, neglected and at-risk youth, today announced its 2010 campaign in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The integrated campaign offers many opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved in the effort to end child abuse and neglect.
“Child abuse is understandably a tough topic that people prefer not to think about”
According to the Colorado General Assembly’s 2009 Joint Budget Committee briefing on child welfare, Colorado’s 64 counties received approximately 76,000 reports of child abuse or neglect during FY 2008-09. That many children would fill Denver’s Pepsi Center four times over. And between the years of 2000 and 2007 (the most recent figures available), 179 Colorado children lost their lives to child abuse and neglect.
“Child abuse is understandably a tough topic that people prefer not to think about,” said Bob Cooper, president and CEO of Tennyson Center. “However, given that nearly five children in America die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect, it is a problem from which we simply cannot hide. With Child Abuse Prevention Month, we hope to give as many people as possible opportunities to get involved in the fight against child abuse and neglect. This is not a problem that the public sector alone can solve – it will take all of us pulling together and pooling our time and resources to save these children.”
Various components of Tennyson Center’s 2010 Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign include:
More information on all of the above events/initiatives can be found on Tennyson Center’s Web site – or by calling 303-433-2541.
Tennyson Center Resources
Learn how to donate to Tennyson Center: http://www.tennysoncenter.org/Page.aspx?pid=241
Contribute to the Dress a Child campaign: http://www.tennysoncenter.org/Page.aspx?pid=285
Join Impact 105: http://www.tennysoncenter.org/Page.aspx?pid=291
Learn about the “Bee a Sucker for Kids” campaign: http://www.tennysoncenter.org/Page.aspx?pid=239
Follow Tennyson on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TennysonCenter
Follow Tennyson Center on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tennysoncenter
Join Tennyson Center’s Facebook Cause: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/199356?m=18eac145
About Tennyson Center for Children
Tennyson Center for Children is a respected leader throughout the Rocky Mountain region in the treatment and education of abused, neglected and at-risk youth. Now in its second century of service, Tennyson Center helps hundreds of children and more than 1,500 family members each year. A full spectrum of program options are offered at Tennyson Center, including residential treatment, day treatment, a K-12 educational curriculum, family therapy as well as community-based, home-based and school-based programs. More information can be found at www.childabuse.org.