Child Abuse Prevention Month
- 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.