National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by President Reagan in 1983.
Since then, April has been a time to raise awareness of child abuse and acknowledge the importance of families and communities coming together to prevent abuse.
The majority of child abuse cases stem from circumstances and conditions that can be preventable when community programs and systems are available. By rallying our neighbors, business, schools, friends and families, we can make a difference in the lives of children across our county. By promoting safety, awareness and dialogue, we can prevent abuse from happening in the first place and help keep our children safe.