April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, You have a role to play!


Children's Network of Southwest Florida calls to action the public and our employees to join us in the month of April  as we are #Polishingoffchildabuse in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Did you know that 1 in 5 children will experience abuse before the age of 18? 
Join us in the fight to Polish Off Child Abuse. 

One fingernail painted BLUE starts...

One conversation that move us...

One step closer to ending the tragic reality that...

One in five children will suffer abuse before the age of 18...

The impact of abuse and neglect on a child can take a lifetime of healing; that's where we as a community can help.  Not only do we need to intervene and find help for a family in crisis but we need to prevent child abuse by building awareness that it can happen in any family.  By getting involved, one person can positively impact a child's life forever.

It is estimated that thousands of cases of abuse go unreported every year.  The impact of abuse on children manifests itself in many ways.  Children may experience a range of emotional, psychological and physical problems due to the trauma from abuse or neglect.  Children who have suffered from abuse or neglect are more likely to be self-destructive,  aggressive,  abuse drugs and/or alcohol and become young offenders.

During the month of April and throughout the year, Children's Network of Southwest Florida encourages communities to share child abuse and neglect awareness messages  to promote prevention efforts across the country.



To heighten awareness, Children's Network of Southwest Florida is kicking off the #MANicureMovement.  The event is open to the public (see below).

We would like to thank everyone who joins "US" in the Challenge and don't forget to share on social media, tag us @CNSWFL #manicuremovement #polishingoffchildabuse #JointhemovementIDID, please send your pictures to Sherrie Weckesser to be shared on our social media pages and website.

If you would like to Donate to the #MANicureMovement please click the link below. 


Upcoming Event

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

#MANicureMovement Kickoff Event

11:00 am

4150 Ford Street, Ft Myers, FL