Amber Allen

April is National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. Everyone in the community has a role in helping build the foundation and future of the children in their community. Below are a few examples of how community members can help prevent child abuse and neglect:  

  • Taking time to talk to parents in your community.  
  • Sharing local resources with families. 
  • Donating new or gently used clothing or toys to programs that support families with children.  
  • Bringing a meal or groceries to a family with young children.  
  • Organizing a family fun event – such as a family story night or game night. 

We can build healthier, safer, and thriving communities by helping build a foundation for the children in our communities today that will help them become the adults who will impact our communities tomorrow.