Tomorrow marks the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
As the nation turns its attention to healthy child development and child abuse prevention over the next 30 days, we wanted to highlight four ways each of us can make a difference next month and throughout the year:
Educate yourself and others on the issue of child abuse and neglect prevention.
Advocate for effective implementation of local healthy child development and child abuse prevention efforts.
Donate financially or through the contribution of professional expertise to a local charity that supports children and families.
Participate by volunteering for a local charity that supports children and families, or asking their local school boards, community centers, faith-based organizations, youth sports leagues, summer camps and the like to incorporate child abuse prevention and healthy child development into their dialogues and programs.
Watch for more announcements throughout the month and please take a moment to see what's happening in your state by going to this link, clicking on your home state and then clicking on the link for your local chapter's website.