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National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children. To learn more about significant moments in child abuse prevention, browse the NCAPM timeline.
About CAPTA: A Legislative History
Child Welfare Information Gateway (2019)
Information Memorandum 20-01: New Legislation - Public Law (P.L.) 116-94 Family First Transition Act
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children Youth and Families, Children's Bureau (2020)
Public Awareness Activities and Programs
Child Welfare Information Gateway