What : A group of quilts on the subject of child abuse, violence
against children and child abuse prevention, available for display at your
event during 1999 and 2000.
Why : We feel this project
Several of the participants have experienced abuse themselves or have spouses or relatives that were abused as children. Some are teachers or people who work with abused women and children
Prevent Child Abuse
How it started....
The following call for
This is first call for a project
I have always been very angered and pained by reports of
child abuse and violence against children. While a paramedic (in a former
life) I was involved in a case of a toddler killed by mom's boyfriend. Very
Since then, each time I hear about another case of abuse or neglect or see cases of violence directed at children, I wonder - what could *I* do?
In the past couple weeks, we have seen another devastating case of children being violent against other children and locally, another 3 year old who died after a day of brutal violence following long term abuse at the hands of his mother, and her boyfriend and friend/landlord.
Enough. I have to do something.
So here's my thought.
A group of quilts dealing with the subject of child abuse, violence against children and/or the prevention of the same.
Mary Beth Goodman
And Now.... What Can YOU do?
USE these quilts at your local events and activities. Find places to show them to the public, to raise awareness of child abuse and the need for prevention.
Use the quilts in your community as a focal point in a discussion about abuse, prevention and violence against children. It is intended that these quilts travel widely during the two years that they are on loan from the quilters.
An outpouring of email from quilters who wanted to make a statement!
A discussion about why
During the spring and