It began in 1983 when a report about 500,000 abused children caught the attention and heart of President Ronald Reagan. “Now, Therefore, I… hereby proclaim the month of April… as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.”
With support from the community, parents increase their capacity to provide safe and healthy homes for their children. By doing simple acts to support children and their parents – or give to those organizations and agencies that do – we have the power to prevent child abuse. We can be one voice for many families.