Thursday, April 25, 2024

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. However, there are measures you can take at any time throughout the year that I wanted to highlight as we near the end of the month.

On a national level, Child Welfare Information Gateway publishes an annual Prevention Resource Guide. They describe the guide as follows:

The 2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide recognizes that there are actions we can take as a society and within communities, organizations, and families to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. The prevention resource guide seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive. The protective factors have always been central to the Resource Guide. A protective factors approach focuses on positive ways to engage families by emphasizing their strengths, in addition to identifying areas where they have room to grow with support. Focusing on protective factors helps children, youth, and families build resilience and contributes to positive outcomes.

The National Children's Advocacy Center has similarly published its Social Media Toolkit with fact sheets regarding child abuse.

On a state level, many state and local organizations have published their own Child Abuse Prevention Month resources.

Here are some examples:

Texas

Georgia

Children's Trust Fund of Alabama

 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2024/04/april-is-child-abuse-prevention-month.html

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