April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, an annual campaign dedicated to raising public awareness and prevention of child abuse. This month is about engaging individuals and communities on how we can keep children safe.

  • Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually.
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.

Help prevent child abuse and keep all children healthy and safe.

Get Involved

Here are some ways you can get involved:

Raise awareness about this serious issue through friends, family, and social media.

Wear Blue on April 5th and make a commitment to prevent child abuse.

Learn what it means to be a mandated reporter.

Donate to your local crisis center or children advocacy center to support survivors of abuse.

Author

  • Megan is passionate about prevention education and community. She strongly believes in social justice and ending violence. Megan works as a digital educator at HCWC where she uses social media, our podcast, and community presentations to promote gender equality, advocacy, consent, and healthy relationships. She is also passionate about advocating for peace, equality, and youth empowerment. She enjoys research, watching movies, playing roller derby, and spending time at the river with family.