Months of Awareness
Throughout the year, Canopy participates in campaigns to highlight and bring awareness to issues around child abuse awareness and prevention.
See the months below that we commemorate and follow us on social media to learn how to participate.
Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Over 50% of human trafficking victims are children. The most common age a child enters into human trafficking is ages 12-16. The odds of being sex trafficked increases significantly for children who have already experienced sexual abuse.
Teen Violence Dating Awareness Month
Dating violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control. It occurs when one person intentionally causes physical or emotional harm to a partner in a relationship. Dating violence can include physical, sexual, verbal/emotional, digital, and other forms of abuse. In fact, 1 in 3 high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship and 1 in 5 dating couples report some type of violence in their relationship.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child abuse is the physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment of a child by a parent or other caregiver. At least 1 in 7 children experienced child abuse and neglect in the last year. Canopy's primary mission is to serve children and families impacted by child abuse, so this month is particulary important to us!