The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevent Month. The Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prepared a web page for the initiative. This page includes several publications related to preventing child abuse, protecting children from the risk of abuse, and promoting healthy families. It also includes a multimedia gallery showcasing the importance of community involvement, an Outreach Toolkit for ways to spread the word, protective factor conversation guides, and data from the 2021 Child Maltreatment Report. The 2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide will be available in May. Use these materials to plan observances as well as in your ongoing prevention efforts.
On March 31, 2023, the White House issued a proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month. For more information on how to get involved with National Child Abuse Prevention Month, check out other organizations contributing to the effort such as Prevent Child Abuse America and the American Society for the Positive Care of Children (SPCC).