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How to Take a Stand Against Abuse During National Child Abuse Awareness Month

How to Take a Stand Against Abuse During National Child Abuse Awareness Month

We invite you to join us in participating in preventing child abuse during National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Our children are near and dear to our hearts. We love our children and want to do our best to protect them. However, sometimes children are not honored and allowed to be child-like, they may face dark home lives. From physical abuse to verbal abuse to food insecurity, please join us in taking a stand against child abuse during National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Here are some facts about child abuse and how you may be of assistance and of interest to those of who are unfamiliar with this tragic and terrible trauma.

April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.

In Child Maltreatment 2015 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and FamiliesChildren’s Bureau) it was reported that in FFY 2015 in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, an estimated 683,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect; and 1,670 children died as a result of abuse or neglect.

The majority of child abuse cases stemmed from situations and conditions that can be preventable when community programs and systems are engaged and supportive. A community that cares about early childhood development, parental support, and maternal mental health, for instance, is more likely to foster nurturing families and healthy children.

A body of research has identified factors known to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect. These factors—including parental resilience, nurturing and attachment, social connections, knowledge about parenting have helped pave the way for recovery.

Facts & Figures.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, in 2014, Child Protective Services reported 702,000 accounts of child abuse and neglect. Additionally, one in four kids will face some form of child abuse in their lifetimes, and more than a quarter of the victims are under the age of three.

Get Involved.  

Whether we choose to donate to a cause, report instances of abuse to the authorities or offer support to victims, there are many ways for us to get involved, and help to stop child abuse.

Get involved and learn how we can make a difference when we stand up to child abuse during National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show for help finding ways that we can get involved in our communities. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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