The Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains serves children between the ages of 2-17 as well as developmentally delayed adults who have been victims of abuse/trauma.
Advocacy & Education
April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month
The effects of child abuse can last a lifetime. In Lubbock County, the youngest of our children are the majority of the victims.
10th Anniversary of
GO BLUE LUBBOCK
In 1989, a grandmother named Bonnie Finney from Norfolk, Virginia tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her van and began driving around town “to make people wonder.” The story she told to inquisitive community members was tragic. It was about the abuse and neglect of her grandchildren at the hands of their parents, which ultimately resulted in the brutal death of her grandson and the injury of her granddaughter. Bonnie’s grassroots efforts started a national movement, with her Blue Ribbon becoming the International Symbol for Child Abuse Prevention, and April designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.
”I tied a blue ribbon on my van to make people ask - why the blue ribbon? Bonnie would answer, "I never intend to forget the color of bruises on the battered bodies of my grandchildren. The way my grandson's tiny body looked as it was discovered wrapped in a bloody sheet, stuffed in a toolbox and dumped. The way my granddaughter looked after being severely beaten, with her little hand burned from the tip of her tiny fingers to her wrists. The blue ribbon serves as a constant reminder to me to fight for the protection of children. I should have done more – our community should have done more.