National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983. Each year U.S. presidents continue that tradition by issuing Presidential proclamations.

The purpose of National Child Abuse Prevention Month according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is for communities to dedicate themselves to supporting families, take an active role in preventing child abuse and neglect as well as taking positive action to promote child and family well-being. The United States federal government supports this initiative by funding Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

The American Rescue Plan provided cash assistance to millions of working families and expanded the Child Tax Credit — which lifted millions of children and families out of poverty.  It supplied critical funding to support State and community child abuse prevention and response efforts and authorized an additional $250 million for community-based child abuse prevention programs. 

During National Child Abuse Prevention Month and throughout the entire year, we ask you to stand with us and together we can work to end child abuse and neglect. For more information on how you can get involved visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to learn how you can spread the word.

Investing in our children today will positively impact our communities tomorrow. Please consider a gift today to support our work in child abuse prevention and beyond. Together, we can change the future. Donate Now!