Child abuse is any mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in non-accidental harm or injury and which cannot be reasonably explained. Child abuse can include: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
April is Nation Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. An estimated 676,596 children were victims of child abuse; and 1,545 children died as a result of abuse or neglect in the United State is 2011. This abuse could be avoided with community programs, such as the Family Sunshine Center.
Every state has a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. I’m challenging everyone to find theirs and volunteer. Take part in Pinwheels for Prevention. Wear a blue ribbon. Do something to help prevent so many children from suffering.