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April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

 

Last updated 4/6/2020 at 1:33pm



April was proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983 and continues to be celebrated each April. The purpose of Child Abuse Prevention Month is to increase public awareness to help protect children and prevent maltreatment. Unfortunately, our society is reactive rather than proactive to protect our children. Studies have shown that the more prevention efforts that are put in place early create much better societal outcomes. Since we are primarily reactive, however, our jails are full of adults who were abused and/or neglected as children. Funding prevention that begins at birth can po...



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