Home > Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Everyone can play a role in supporting families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. Get involved and help raise awareness in your community by using these free tools!
Raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention with your social media profile and with every email you send! Add an NCAPM cover photo to your Facebook or Twitter page, add a frame to your Facebook profile picture, include an NCAPM email signature, or share informational images that help educate and raise community awareness.
Sample Social Media
Spread the word to support families and prevent child maltreatment by posting these messages to your social media accounts. Make sure to include #NCAPM2020 and #childabusepreventionmonth to join the conversation!
Keep children safe and families strong in supportive communities! Get updated tools, tips, and techniques in the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide. #NCAPM2020 #childabusepreventionmonth
Test your knowledge! How many protective factors you can identify? Try all 6 scenarios—and use this tool to train others! #NCAPM2020 #childabusepreventionmonth
Notify media, bloggers, local community groups, and notify your colleagues by using these messages in newsletters, emails, blog posts, and more!
Key Facts and Statistics
The most common type of maltreatment is neglect.
In Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018, about 4.3 million reports were made to child protective services concerning the safety and well-being of approximately 7.8 million children.
Last year, an estimated 678,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect nationwide.
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2019). Child Maltreatment 2018. Available from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/research-data-technology/statistics-research/child-maltreatment