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Prevent Child Abuse

April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and everyone can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children.

Child abuse prevention includes activities that stop a certain behavior or action, or promote positive action for the well-being of children. Research has shown that child abuse prevention must reduce risk factors and promote protective factors that ensures the well-being and safety of children.

Public awareness and creating supportive communities can also be a part of preventing child abuse. The Administration for Children and Families provides details on crafting an effective message for your community, tools for sharing your message, and ways to build community support.

Learn more about child abuse prevention and what you can do.