Go Blue Lubbock

In conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, GO BLUE LUBBOCK is a community-wide effort to bring awareness to high rates of child abuse in our area and the need for prevention education. In Lubbock County, an average of 3 children per day become confirmed victims of abuse and neglect. Other victims exist but go unreported, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Most of the children are age three and under.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak in our community, child abuse prevention is even more important as parents and caregivers face added stress, anxiety, and instability - factors that contribute to child abuse and neglect. Your voice at this time is incredibly important to the children of Lubbock County.

Here's how you can get involved:

Participate in GO BLUE Fridays by wearing blue every Friday in April and sharing why you wear blue.

Share and tag all through April with the hashtag #GOBLUELUBBOCK

Download the 2020 Messaging Guide with sample social media posts, images and more.

Together, we can put an end child abuse and neglect on the South Plains.

2020 Video Updates:

4.27.20 Update - How the crisis affects children

4.23.20 Dr. Amy Thomspon with Covenant Children's

4.20.20 Update - How the crisis is affecting domestic violence

4.16.20 Texas Senator Charles Perry

4.15.20 KLBK news story - Lubbock to wear blue on Fridays, promote child abuse prevention

4.13.20 Update - How COVID-19 is affecting child abuse

4.9.20 District Attorney Sunshine Stanek

4.6.20 Update - Caring for your mental health

4.2.20 Update - Parenting during a crisis

2019 Statistics for Child Abuse and Neglect in the Lubbock DFPS Region

Child abuse goes largely unreported. These statistics include only reported cases of abuse or neglect.

 

 

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2019 confirmed child abuse
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2019 child abuse fatalities
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2019 rate of child abuse
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2019 types of child abuse

Thank you for participating in all our virtual Go Blue Lubbock activities throughout April 2020. Although we could not meet together for many of the planned events because of the COVID-19 outbreak, you did a phenomenal job in helping raise awareness about child abuse and neglect in Lubbock County.

Please check back here for upcoming information about events planned for the next Go Blue Lubbock campaign in April of 2021.