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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In 1983, Congress declared April to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since that time, communities across the country have taken the opportunity to raise awareness of issues surrounding child maltreatment and abuse through proclamations, ceremonies, educational forums, tributes and candlelight vigils.  April is a time to look back, to acknowledge the children who have suffered and the losses sustained throughout our communities because of that suffering.  But it is also a time to look forward - most of all to a time when children no longer have to live in fear.

History of National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Learn the history of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the many steps our country has taken to call attention to the issue of child abuse prevention and intervention.

Presidential Proclamation
View the Presidential Proclamation naming April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

What's happening around the country...
Children's Advocacy Centers and supportive individuals around the country are conducting innovative efforts in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Read about some creative efforts and learn how you can get involved at the local level.

National Statistics on Child Abuse
This site shares some startling statistics on child abuse around the country as well as data reported from child advocacy centers and members of NCA.

Members Corner
This "Members Only" section provides resources and materials to National Children's Alliance members to implement these initiatives in their local communities.