National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983
A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services noted in the United States, an approximately 646,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect, while still another 1,580 children died from abuse or neglect. The majority of child abuse cases result from conditions that can be prevented through community programs, systems, support and interventions.
During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we as Exchange Club members, our communities and our public officials should rededicate ourselves to being supportive of families, play an active role in preventing child abuse and neglect as well as taking positive action to promote child and family well-being thereby giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring every child grows up in a safe, stable, and nurturing home that is free from abuse and neglect.