Celebrate Pride Month: Prevent Child Abuse
With June, Pride Month begins, and Stop It Now! is proud to participate!
There are many great reasons to celebrate Pride Month: family members and friends in the LGBTQIA+ community feel included and recognized, diversity is welcomed setting a model for younger generations, the expansion of rights of LBGTQIA+ folks is commemorated; celebrating the progress made so far and encouraging people to continue fight against the challenges the LGBTQIA+ still faces.
However, in particular, we want to celebrate Pride Month to address the violence against LGBTQIA+ youth. LGBTQIA+ youth face higher rates of discrimination, violence, and economic instability than their non-LGBTQ peers (Polaris).
Please explore and share these resources from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, Thorn, and The National Alliance to End Homelessness to create a more knowledgeable community, one that listens to and ensures safe spaces for its LGBTQIA+ youth.
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