Since 1983, April has been National Child Abuse Prevention Month. “Building Community, Building Hope” is the theme for this year’s month-long observance.
According to www.childwelfare.gov, the 2017 theme “acknowledges the tremendous power in communities to address the problem of child abuse and neglect.”
Through resources, activities and education, The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect aims to promote child and family well-being and help to protect children from abuse and neglect, allowing them to reach their full potential.
Check your local communities for activities, education, and public forums to increase awareness and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
If you are concerned about the safety of a child, please contact DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC. We would be happy to assist.