Child Abuse

YMCAs promoting child protection during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Newport News, VA - The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22-26, 2019. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day®--a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids--Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can prevent child sexual abuse.

During April and all year long, the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making the Virginia peninsulas a safer place for children. This year's Five Days of Action theme is "Know. See. Respond." When adults know how abuse happens, see the...