Child Abuse Awareness Month
The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children. Click here to see what the White House had to say this year.
A few facts about child abuse include:
The United States loses an average between four and seven children every day due to child abuse and neglect.
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
Individuals who reported six or more adverse childhood experiences had an average life expectancy two decades shorter than those who reported none.
More than 70% of the children who died as a result of child abuse or neglect were two years of age or younger. More than 80% were not yet old enough for kindergarten.
As many as two-thirds of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused or neglected as children.
Children who experience child abuse & neglect are about 9 times more likely to become involved in criminal activity.
This is unacceptable. Children are the most innocent humans on this planet and deserve nothing but love. Our country needs to do better on a lot of different things, but child abuse should absolutly top that list. We must be better. We need to be kind. Please join Bongiovanni Insurance and Financial in making a life-long commitment to joining the fight to end child abuse and neglect.
If you want to learn more about how to help prevent child abuse, click here. Additionally, if you suspect child abuse or neglect in someone you know, report it to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families at 800.842.2288.