It’s here! As we turn our calendars from March to April, we turn our attention towards National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April was first designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, and in the past 34 years this month has been a time to recognize that child abuse and neglect is a problem seen in every community in every state in our country.
But it’s also a time to recognize that child abuse and neglect can be prevented. This April, we’re specifically highlighting three ways that individuals can make a difference in their 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.
Join Us in Supporting Great Childhoods this April
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. Learn more about how you can help on our Get Involved page, including ways you can mentor, examples of the family friendly policies we support, and reasons to donate to us or other child serving organizations.
Want to do more?
Show the world that you support great childhoods during Child Abuse Prevention month by joining our Twibbon Campaign! This is a fun and easy way to show you care about kids. Just follow the link to Twibbon, choose the social networks you want to update, and then show off your fancy new profile picture to your friends and family. Share the campaign with others to keep the campaign going and help spread the word about prevention as a solution to child abuse and neglect!