Child abuse, neglect don’t respect the calendar

Child abuse, neglect don’t respect the calendar

April – Child Abuse Prevention Month – is over. Time to move on to the next national recognition, such as Cinco de Mayo, or Mother’s Day, or Memorial Day. But let’s be clear: child abuse and neglect don’t respect the calendar. April may be the time we aim a light at child abuse, plant pinwheels to honor injured children, and rally people to take personal action through giving or volunteering, but there’s no 30-day timeout or freeze on abuse. Nationally, year-round, five children die daily from abuse and neglect – preventable causes. So it’s up to us – each of […]

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