St. Augustine Youth Services


Posted on: March 30, 2010


In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse had its early beginnings as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse.

The Blue Ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country.

St. Augustine Youth Services encourages everyone to wear a blue ribbon on their clothing, and/or display one on their cars, as a means of raising awareness about child abuse, and reminding everyone you see that protecting children from abuse is everyone’s job. Turning a blind eye to the signals, or shaking off suspicions because you don’t want to “make trouble” could result in serious physical and emotional injury, or ultimately death, of a child at the hands of an abuser.


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