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Child Abuse Prevention


CRT's campaign to end child abuse is driven by a simple idea - that the best way to put an end violence and abuse is to educate our young people, both to protect themselves today and future generations tomorrow.

This spring marks the 5th annual installment of the campaign, and the main event this year is the “ volunteer reader day” in which adults take a little time out of their day to read age-appropriate books to children in any of our 72 classrooms throughout Central Connecticut. The date is April 19, 2013, and we need volunteers to help us make this a great success.
Together these efforts are led by Community Renewal Team's Early Care and Education program, and made possible with the partnering support of a broad coalition of advocacy, education and protective agencies.
The campaign has roots in CRT's efforts to end domestic violence among its ECE families. For the past four years, CRT has hosted guest readers in each of its classrooms for the reader day in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is also recognized nationally. Throughout April, other workshops, trainings and activities are held in classrooms for both parents and children.
Like every year, community partners from throughout the State of Connecticut are sharing events, resources and awareness to help end domestic violence. To learn more about how to become involved in our mission, please contact Bethanne Vergean, CRT mental health manager, at (860) 761-7948 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Updated August 2014