April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Across the nation this April, communities are promoting events to raise awareness of Child Abuse during Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Awareness is the first step toward prevention.

Child abuse is a community problem and the entire community must be involved in solving it.

Keeping children enrolled in programs and activities tends to insulate them from, and reduce the chances of them straying into, harm’s way.

But studies in Australia correlate child abuse with substance abuse by their parents and mental illness afflicting their parents, as well as other domestic abuse in the family

Read more in this [Beckley, WV] Register-Herald article: ‘Child Abuse Awareness Month’ proclaimed and this Australian article: Child abuse ‘linked to parental issues’