Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983.
Since that time, millions of Americans have participated in exciting public awareness campaigns. Individuals, organizations, and communities across the country plant pinwheels, organize trainings, host fundraisers, hold family fun events, and support a multitude of other activities celebrating childhood and raising awareness that all children deserve to grow up in a safe, healthy environment.
Child abuse is one of the greatest tragedies of our times, but it doesn’t have to be. We can prevent it by building communities that are committed to strong families and to the support and services they need to raise healthy and successful children.
A child’s early years significantly impacts his future successes. As citizens, we are responsible for ensuring all parents and families have access to the support, information, and services they need to succeed.
At Family & Children’s Place, we know how to prevent child abuse, but we can’t do it alone. Donate, volunteer, advocate – help us help children live, love and laugh again.