April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which recognizes the importance of families, providers, and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

Social workers are play a key role in supporting families and helping them to access resources that help them to mitigate risks and minimize stress, creating a thriving environment where both child and family can prosper.

This year’s theme is “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose” and emphasizes the Children Bureau’s commitment to preventing child abuse by recognizing their responsibility to support all families and help them to achieve positive outcomes.

Actions to help families implement protective factors into their lives that prevent child abuse are available at  2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide.