National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness about child and family well-being, and work together to implement effective strategies that support families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
This year the Children’s Bureau’s theme for National Child Abuse Prevention Month is Thriving Children and Families: Prevention With Purpose.
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Our voices are more powerful together. Plan now to help educate others and raise awareness about child abuse prevention in April.
Use the Child Abuse Prevention Month Outreach Toolkit (PDF - 1,792 KB) to align your local campaign with the national initiative.
Whether it’s a message in your email newsletter, a feature on your website or blog, or a social media post, every action helps to make the well-being of children and families a priority.
Find social media posts and a sample proclamation, as well as free graphics to show your support for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Child Abuse Prevention Month Outreach Toolkit (PDF - 1,792 KB).
Sample Messages and Free Graphics
- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The most important thing we can do to help children thrive is to support families before they reach a crisis. Learn more about how to prevent child abuse and neglect. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
- Protective factors help families thrive. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, make the commitment to explore new ideas to strengthen children and families. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/