19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence Against Children and Youth

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The Prevention Coalition for Success (PC4S) is partnering with The Child Advocacy Center for the 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence and Abuse against Children and Youth. PC4S's focus is drug prevention, awareness, and education. The Prevention Coalition stated, "We know that substance abuse and violence crime can go hand and hand."

The Prevention Coalition for Success (PC4S) said, "We partner with communities and community leaders to strengthen the community for both youth and adults of Rutherford County, through the prevention of substance abuse and violent crime."

This summer, the Child Advocacy Center's Community Coordinator, Keylon Holloway presented the Darkness to Light (D2L) presentation to the community coalition. The Darkness to Light presentation helped the coalition members understand that abuse has many forms, and that we as a community must be proactive in taking the necessary steps to protect our children.

Holloway told WGNS that the Darkens to Light program is a must for those who work with kids...


Prevention Coalition for Success encourages parents not to wait until it's too late! Take the time to talk with your children about abuse, violence, drugs and etc. Listen as well as teach, and be up front and honest. Always remember you don't have to be an expert to help mold your children's decisions, but it's good to show that you are informed. Most importantly, get involved! The more involved in your child's lives, the more likely they will respond favorably to your opinions. Plan to do things together that will spur open communication and respect for each other's opinions.

Young people respond more favorably to discussing drugs and alcohol as part of everyday conversations than they do to one long pre-planned lecture. Use natural opportunities and media cues to start a discussion. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of "teaching moments."

Need more details?

If anyone would like to be involved with Prevention Coalition for Success, they hold monthly meetings every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm at the Murfreesboro Housing Authority in the Maple Room at 415 N. Maple St., Murfreesboro 37130. Also, please check their website at www.pc4s.org or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PreventionCoalition4Success.

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