April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Since 1983 Americans have recognized April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that communities rededicate themselves to being supportive of families, and playing an active role in preventing child abuse and neglect, as well as taking positive action to promote child and family well-being.
According to the National Children’s Alliance..
- Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the United States each year.
- Nearly 3.4 million children receive an investigation or alternative response from child protective services agencies each year.
- Children in the first year of their life have the highest rate of victimization of 24.8 per 1,000 children in the national population of the same age.
- Of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, three-quarters (74.8%) suffered neglect; 18.2% suffered physical abuse; and 8.5% suffered sexual abuse.
- A parent of the child victim is the perpetrator in 77.5% of substantiated cases of child maltreatment.
Throughout the month of April, The Butler Radio network will air a series of Child Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcements.
Thanks to the following businesses for supporting our efforts to raise awareness.
Negley’s Bottled Water & Coffee Service
Dillon, McCandless, King, Coulter & Graham
Double Image Styling Salon
Lyndora Auto Sales
Mazzanti’s Beans & Cream
Grand Rental Station
Bill’s Interior Grooming
Joe Pierrel Auto
Down Range Supply
St. Wendelin School
Gwen Sciullo, Your local State Farm Agent
C.W. Howard Insurance Agency