Health break: April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month
Nationally, April is recognized as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. During the month, we challenge our community to learn more about the role we all play in preventing and protecting children from abuse. Through awareness and prevention, we can make a difference in the lives of so many children.
Statistically, 1 in 5 children has a likelihood of being sexually abused before his or her 18th birthday. This staggering statistic alone raises questions as to what can be done to not only prevent child abuse, but also to accurately and appropriately respond, should one have suspicions of abuse.