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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our communities. Learn more on the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website. 

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
Encourage your mayor or governor to issue a National Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation. They can use the 2014 National Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation as a model. 

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/about/proclamations/

Want to raise awareness about the importance of child abuse prevention? Add a National Child Abuse Prevention widget to your agency’s website. 

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/widgets/

Have you downloaded the 2015 Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections? Available on Child Welfare Information Gateway, the guide supports service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Learn more here: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/resource-guide/

Download the National Child Abuse Prevention Month activity calendars to learn how you can promote child well-being throughout the month of April. The calendar is available in English and Spanish on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website. 

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/resource-guide/activity-calendar/

Watch real-life stories from prevention programs across the nation. Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention video gallery, and share with your friends, family, coworkers, and community. 

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/video-gallery/

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