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The City of Roanoke’s Human/Social Services Department is partnering with Children's Trust, Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare, Total Action for Progress (TAP), Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, and the Virginia Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention to create awareness that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
This year’s theme, “Building Brighter Childhoods,” promotes the idea that everyone has a role to play in helping to prevent child abuse and neglect in the community and the Commonwealth. Research suggests that many people are already playing a role in preventing child abuse and creating great childhoods in their communities, they just don’t realize it. A study commissioned by Prevent Child Abuse America shows that only 27% of Americans report that they are engaged in prevention. However, that same study showed:
The goal is to educate the public about how they are already helping to prevent child abuse, as well as offer some positive ideas about how we all can help children and families thrive.
You can show your support by:
For more information on how you can get involved, visit https://www.familiesforwardva.org/child-abuse-prevention-resources