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NCA Launches PSA

Date: November 21, 2013 Categories: Blog

This week, the National Children’s Alliance launched a campaign about the courage it takes for kids to disclose abuse and the courage it takes for adults to report it. The “Help Victims Become Survivors” campaign began with a public service announcement called “Stand Up Step Forward.” On Tuesday, with the help of Peter Connors of NCA and other PR experts, the PSA aired nationally and played during the Colbert Report on Comedy Central. There’s no dialogue in the spot, but a message comes on the screen that reads, “She found the courage to report her abuse,” and then the words, “So can you.”This is encouraging all survivors and people who know about abuse to come forward.
Child abuse is under reported and has huge impacts on victims, families, and communities. One of the most important things we as community members can do to help end child abuse is to say something if you suspect something.

To watch the PSA, click here.

To find out where your closest CAC is, click here.

If you do suspect a child is being harmed, reporting your suspicions may protect the child and get help for the family. Call the DCFS Child Protection hotline at 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.