April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Onondaga County will be going blue for kids.  

The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center announced the campaign Friday. 

All month-long, the Center will help bring awareness to the crisis of child abuse across our region. 

There are different forms of abuse such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical and emotional.

Last year, the Center assisted more than a thousand abused children.  

Officials say every six minutes, a child is sexually abused and 90% of the time, children know their abusers.

The Center has multiple resources including investigators, therapy and medical professionals on-hand. 

"Child abuse doesn't just go away. We need to work on educating the community for prevention. I think education and prevention does increase people being able to feel comfortable enough to come out and speak about it," said Colleen Merced, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center Acting Executive Director.

Throughout the month, the public is encouraged to wear blue. 

Take a picture and use the hashtag #GoBlue4Kids.