It’s that time of the year again: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month! This year we are celebrating the 35th Anniversary of our national awareness month as April was first designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.
Over the years, April has been used to raise awareness of the problem of child abuse. These days, we use April to focus instead on how we can prevent child abuse and neglect. And our own research shows that most Americans are engaged in prevention, they just don’t know it.
Help Great Childhoods Happen this April
This April we’re specifically highlighting three of those ways that you can make a difference in your local community and help prevent child abuse. We’re encouraging everyone to mentor a child or parent, advocate for family friendly policies, or donate time or money to child-serving organizations.
We all play a role in creating the safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments that are central to the great childhoods that all children deserve. Throughout the month we’ll be posting more information on the ways that these actions can make a difference. Follow along and stay informed by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also learn more about how you can help on our Child Abuse Prevention Month landing page. There you will find more information including ways you can mentor, examples of the family friendly policies we support, and reasons to donate to us or other child serving organizations.
Show Your Support for Child Abuse Prevention Month on your Social Media Profile
Want to show others that you care about ensuring great childhoods for all children? Show the world that you support Child Abuse Prevention month by joining our Twibbon Campaign!
This is a fun and easy way to show you care about child abuse prevention. The steps are simple:
- Just follow the link to Twibbon,
- Choose the social networks you want to update with your temporary social media badge,
- Show off your fancy new profile picture badge by sharing the campaign with your friends and family, helping to keep the campaign going and spreading the word about prevention as a solution to child abuse and neglect!
Stay tuned for the rest of April as we walk through the importance of child abuse prevention and how you can get involved.