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Go Blue Day is set for Friday

Wear blue to support Montana children and families

Department of Public Health annd Human Services

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana are encouraging Montanans to wear blue attire on Go Blue Day on Friday.

Go Blue Day is an opportunity for Montanans to join many communities throughout the state and nation to promote Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. Montanans are encouraged to share their blue photos on social media using #ShareYourBlue.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, the Montana Children’s Trust Fund encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Montana a better place for children and families.

“By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children’s social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities,” said Jamey Peterson of the Children’s Trust Fund.

Research shows that when parents possess six protective factors, the risk for neglect and abuse diminish and optimal outcomes for children, youth and families are promoted. The six protective factors are:

• Parental resilience

• Social connections

• Concrete support

• Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development

• Healthy parent-child relationships

• Social and emotional well-being of children

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund serves as the lead agency in reducing and ultimately eliminating maltreatment of Montana children. The trust fund provides financial support to local programs across the state to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen families.

For more information about the Montana Children’s Trust Fund contact Jamey Petersen at [email protected] or 406-444-3002.

 

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