Prevent Child Abuse America Encourages ‘Do More of What You Love’ to Help Families Thrive this April, Child Abuse Prevention Month
Chicago--Prevent Child Abuse America encourages people across the country to participate in this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month by sharing their talents and time to help create better, brighter futures for children and families.
“Raising a child can be challenging, so it’s important that parents and caregivers get the assistance they need to do the job well,” explained Prevent Child Abuse America President and CEO Dan Duffy. “We want people to understand that by taking small steps and doing the things they love—cooking, making art or music, reading, playing sports, or interacting with pets—they can help families and their community thrive.”
In a national survey, 94% of parents said they needed help of some kind; 86% said they would be grateful for services, childcare or other support. However, in a separate study, fewer than 20% of parents said they would actually seek help.
Suggestions from Prevent Child Abuse America to make a difference in a child’s life and help support parents while doing what you love include:
About Prevent Child Abuse America
Founded in 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America is a national organization with chapters in 48 states and nearly 600 Healthy Families America home visitation sites throughout the country. It promotes services that improve child well-being and develops programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect. Ninety-four cents of every dollar spent goes directly into programs and services, which is why it is rated as one of the top charities for children by Consumer Reports and charity oversight organizations, including Charity Navigator, GreatNonprofits, and GuideStar.
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