Child Abuse Prevention Month

2018 Child Abuse Prevention Event Schedule

  • In 1983 April was declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by a presidential proclamation.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Increases awareness about the prevalence of child abuse and neglect.
  • Informs communities on the solutions to prevent child abuse
  • Teaches families, support systems and the community about the warning signs of child abuse
  • More than 1,670 children died in the United States in 2015 from abuse and neglect.
  • According to child protective service agencies, about 683,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2015.
  • One in 4 children have experienced abuse or neglect at some point in their lives, and 1 in 7 children experienced abuse in the last year, according to self-reports from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence.
  • Help raise awareness to end child abuse and neglect by planting a pinwheel, the national symbol of the happy childhood all children deserve.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month