National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.
Ever since April was designated as National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month in 1983, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) and its nationwide network of state chapters, along with other child welfare organizations, have recognized it as a time to raise awareness and inspire collective action, so that our country’s children can lead their best lives.
Wear blue on April 1 — Wear Blue Day! — to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Wear blue to show your support for the essential work needed in your community and across the country to ensure a better, safer future for all children.
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- Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Public Health Crisis That is Treatable and Preventable
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- Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition
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