April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Join the County of Riverside in spreading awareness to our neighbors throughout the region. Whether promoting positive parenting classes, sharing the signs of abuse with your network, or supporting the professionals who work directly with our kids on the healing journey, you can make a difference!
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Why raising awareness is so important....
In 2016, more than 1,750 children died in the United States from abuse and neglect.
According to child protective service agencies, about 676,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2016, although this number likely underestimates the true occurrence.
One in 4 children have experienced abuse or neglect at some point in their lives and 1 in 7 experienced abuse or neglect in the past year.
The total lifetime cost associated with just 1 year of confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect is $124 billion.
Share on social media! Here is a sample post:
I want you to know how to spot the signs of child abuse! April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we can watch out for the kids we know and love. Check out this WARNING SIGNS TIP SHEET #PassThePinwheel #SeeSomethingSaySomething #NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth #RUHSChildAbusePrevention #StrongAndThrivingFamilies #GreatChildhoods
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