April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Case Commons encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making the world a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful connections with children, youth and families in our communities.
“April is a great time to celebrate the importance of a child-centric approach to protecting children and strengthening families,” said Case Commons’ CEO Tristan Louis. “The links between children and their support networks are essential to healthy growth. Focusing on ways to connect with families is fundamental to preventing child abuse and neglect.”
In support of these efforts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, its Child Welfare Information Gateway, the FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention and over 30 National Prevention Partners have created 2016/2017 Prevention Resource Guide: Building Community, Building Hope. The resource guide, designed for service providers who work throughout the community to strengthen families, is available online at https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/