National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Proclamations

Each year in April, the President of the United States issues a proclamation to announce National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Many State Governors also issue proclamations to encourage public awareness of child abuse and neglect, recommit State resources to the cause, and promote community involvement through State and local activities.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2015
The White House
Presents the President of the United States of America's proclamation.

Report Shows Steady Decrease in Child Abuse and Neglect
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Reviews trends from the annual Child Maltreatment report.

State proclamations

Alaska (2014)
Governor Sean Parnell proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Arizona (2014) (PDF - 270 KB)
Governor Janice Brewer proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Maine (2014)
Governor Paul LePage proclaims Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Michigan (2014)
Governor Rick Snyder proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month.

New Mexico (2014) (PDF - 135 KB)
Governor Susana Martinez proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

North Carolina (2014) (PDF - 48 KB)
Governor Pat McCroy proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

North Dakota (2014)
Governor Jack Dalrymple proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

Oklahoma (2014) (PDF - 270 KB)
Governor Mary Fallin proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

Virginia (2014)
Governor Terence R. McAuliffe proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.