National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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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.

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3 thoughts on “National Child Abuse Prevention Month

  1. I LOVE that you blogged about this! Having first-hand experience with this topic, I can say the feelings of guilt, neglect, and lack of safety are things children who suffer, here, will spend their entire lives getting over. I will check out the version of your link (thanks for including it), Idaho style!

    • I’m a psychology major, and my career goal is to be able to help child abuse and rape victims. It’s something that is really important to me! And I’m sure there are local centers, even if the PCA for your state isn’t close to the city that you live in 🙂

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