I have been busy this week with the launch of our Choose Your Partner Carefully campaign. Hopefully, most of you have heard about it by now.
The goal of the campaign is to educate the community — especially single mothers — about the warning signs a partner may exhibit that could lead to him abusing your child. We have had six abuse deaths in the past five years attributed to mom’s boyfriend. That is 35 percent of all abuse deaths during that period — a rate that is 20 percent higher than the rest of the nation’s.
We have created a Web site, www.KnowTheWarningSigns.com, television and radio commercials and have advertising displayed on billboards and buses. We have received great coverage on the campaign. I will include links at the bottom of this post.
The fact is, just because your boyfriend loves you does not mean he will love your children. And mothers in love don’t always recognize the signs of an abuser. Please take the time to visit our Web site, which has received more than 600 views so far this week. A child’s life could depend on it.