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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 19, 2014

Get Ready for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This year, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is focusing on the theme, "Making Meaningful Connections." To learn how to support meaningful and measurable change in children's well-being, and engage families and communities in the prevention of child maltreatment, you can:

  • Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website to find useful resources.
  • Download the 2014 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections and learn how to strengthen families using the protective factors.
  • Access dozens of tip sheets—in English and Spanish—that can be distributed to parents and caregivers. There are two new tip sheets this year titled "Preventing Child Sexual Abuse" and "Making Healthy Connections With Your Family."
  • Bookmark three activity calendars—one each for prevention programs, parents, and community partners—and discover ways to integrate activities related to the protective factors into Child Abuse Prevention Month activities.
  • View our prevention video gallery, which features videos from our national child abuse prevention partners. Share these videos via email and social media to raise awareness among your networks.
  • Download and post Child Abuse Prevention Month widgets to your website to help promote the initiative.
  • Spread the word with the online media toolkit, which provides traditional and new media strategies to help your organization or community partnerships raise awareness about events, reach potential supporters, and build relationships.

Bookmark the 2014 National Child Abuse Prevention Month website today.

Your feedback is important to us. Please take the survey on the Prevention Month website and give us your input. For more information on Prevention Month, contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at 1.800.394.3366 or


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