CEDARS Brings Attention to National Child Abuse Prevention Month
When a child is a victim of abuse or neglect, CEDARS (cedarskids.org) is there to help.The agency’s compassionate team of professionals works to bring safety into each child’s situation. Because the CEDARS team understands how the realities of these traumatic events can affect a child’s development, focus is placed on helping children rebuild trust with caring adults, such as foster parents and therapists who are part of the CEDARS support network.
Throughout its 70-year history, CEDARS has likewise worked to bring safety to children who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Many parents think it couldn’t happen in their home, but CEDARS sees examples of neglect or abuse in every neighborhood of the community. Neglect or abuse can occur as the result of a lack of resources or an overly stressed or strained parent. By supporting families at times of greatest stress or when resources are most lacking, CEDARS may be able to prevent a circumstance where a child is not safe.
During the month of April, Dino’s Eastside Grille has designated CEDARS as their Good Cause Community Partner. A proportion of sales from special menu items will be donated to CEDARS, helping to support the work of helping kids in crisis and building strong families.
To learn how you can play a part in the prevention of child abuse, visit cedarskids.org or call (402) 434-5437.