At Baltimore Child Abuse Center, we advocate on behalf of children. We give child victims of abuse a voice and feel that they should be heard in the ongoing domestic violence and sexual assault conversations with the NFL.
What About Kids? This is a question we seem to always find ourselves asking. Why aren’t children’s voices heard on a national scale? Why are children so often overlooked in conversations regarding domestic violence and sexual assault?
Child abuse is just as much a problem as domestic violence and sexual assault; it is also a separate one. With more than 3 million reports of child abuse made in the United States involving more than 6 million children each year, the issue is worth public conversation, especially in light of the recent Adrian Peterson case.
We think it’s fantastic that the NFL has come out in opposition of domestic violence and sexual assault, post-Ray Rice. The airing of #NoMore campaign ads, featuring celebrities and NFL superstars during NFL game times is a tremendous step toward raising public awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. We wholeheartedly commend the NFL on these efforts. But, once again, we’re brought back to this pervasive question: What About Kids?
It’s time for children to be heard.
Complete with talking points, sample blog/newsletter posts, and social media content, the #WhatAboutKids toolkit is a resource for Child Advocacy Centers nationwide and other friends in the community who want to engage in this dialogue.
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