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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