Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) will be hosting several events throughout the month of April to raise awareness about child abuse and continue to fight against it. For more information on how you can help advocate against child abuse by participating in any of the events please like ECHO’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/exploitedchildrenshelporganization and/or connect with Kelsie Smithson via phone or e-mail.
On April 29 from open to close at the Village Anchor located at 11507 Park Rd Louisville, KY 40223. During this time insert percentage of each meal will be donated to ECHO in order to further the mission of promoting education about sexual child abuse and methods of prevention. Please come out and enjoy a delicious meal and help to support ECHO’s mission at the same time.
ECHO will be launching the newly renovated TIPS (Teaching the Importance of Personal Safety) program into several schools throughout the month of April at various dates and times. If you are interested in helping us provide children with the information they need to recognize signs of sexual abuse and rules to help them get out of uncomfortable situation email or call ECHO’s contact listed above.
The biggest event for ECHO this year to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month is the organization of several flashmobs. There will be numerous groups of individuals and organization that with chose a date and time to perform a flashmob created by ECHO. At each flashmob viewers will also be provided with a brief infographic that includes important statistical child abuse information as well as suggestions of ways they can fight against it.
About ECHO: Exploited Children’s Help Organization has worked to protect the children of Kentuckiana since 1983. It is a volunteer-based organization that has served as the source of education, prevention, and support for families and victims of child abuse, abduction, and exploitation.
The goal for ECHO is to raise public awareness about prevalence of child abuse and ways to prevent/stop it from occurring. In order to make the statistics of child abuse decrease people must first be educated about the topic and then be willing to work together to improve the well-being of children in this country.