I pledge to be a champion for children and help families stay healthy and safe. I will reach out to my neighbors, support a local organization, or learn about resources in my community to share with those around me.
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Raising awareness is a critical first step in preventing child abuse and neglect. When we take action to help families thrive, children have the opportunity to grow up safe, healthy and strong.
Child Abuse Prevention Month is our opportunity to plant the seeds of support for what we know must happen all year round. Support parents and caregivers and build the relationships and connections in communities so that families can readily access what they need to help every child. The more we can show people how their actions can prevent child abuse and neglect, the more people will understand how prevention efforts can work in their communities.
Use this social press kit to share adaptable messages about Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the year.
Here are some great ways you can support Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month.
Social media is a great way to connect with your followers to promote child abuse prevention and make them aware of key dates throughout the month of April.Calendar and graphics (ZIP)
A proclamation presented by city and county governments is an effective way to build awareness for child abuse prevention with community decisions makers and leaders.Sample proclamation (DOCX)
News releases can be used to publicize Child Abuse Prevention Month pinwheel events and partnership activities.Sample press release (DOCX)
Check out the Child Welfare Information Gateway for National Child Abuse Prevention MonthNational resources for CAP Month
Our collection of research and data helps you focus on policies and programs that will lead to the greatest improvements.Research and data
Share these parenting tips with the caregivers in your community.Healthy Development and Positive Outcomes (PDF)
South Carolina Parents, powered by findhelp, is a website that allows families to easily find and connect with parenting resources that include local free and reduced-cost social service programs to address family needs.Search for resources
Report suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Social Services (DSS) county office or the local law enforcement agency.Reporting child abuse and neglect