April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, we have designed a historical timeline of significant moments in child abuse prevention in the United States

Building Community, Building Hope

Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being.

Protective Factors

  • Nurturing and attachment
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Concrete support for families
  • Social and emotional competence of children

Read about the Protective Factors

History of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

  • About NCAPM
  • State and Local Partners

Explore the NCAPM Timeline

The Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative each April on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website.