By Rachel Shwayder
NCHD 

Recognizing abuse in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

 

April 24, 2024



April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month with an aim to recognizing the importance of families and communities working together to protect children. Childhelp (www.childhelphotline.org/identify-abuse) puts it very simply: Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child.

According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, the first step to helping children who may be experiencing maltreatment is to recognize the signs. A single incident does not necessarily mean that abuse or neglect is occurring in the family, but if a sign is seen repeatedly or...



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