NEARLY 700,000 CHILDREN ARE ABUSED IN THE U.S ANNUALLY.
Of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, 75% suffered neglect; 17% suffered physical abuse; and 8% suffered sexual abuse.
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All April we are dedicated to providing education to help prevent child abuse.
For every book that is purchased, we will give one to educational programs throughout the U.S.
We believe that every child has a right to a safe childhood free of violence. April, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, is an important time to start the conversation in our communities about how we can keep our children safe.
The first federal piece of legislation to protect children from abuse and neglect, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), was passed in 1974. In 1982, Congress took further steps toward identifying and preventing child abuse and recognized the first Child Abuse Prevention Week. Shortly after, the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month was designated in April. Since those early days, the focus on recognition and prevention has widened to include promoting healthy parenting and strong families through education and community support.
By rallying our neighbors, business, schools, friends and families, we can make a difference in the lives of children across the country. By promoting safety, awareness and dialogue, we can prevent abuse from happening in the first place and help keep our children safe.
We invite you to learn more about child abuse by visiting the Joyful Heart Foundation’s website