September 26, 2021

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Recognizes Every Community’s Role in Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together

(Franklin, GA) — We all share a responsibility for the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children and their families in Georgia.

And since April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, it’s the perfect time to help people understand that it’s possible to do the things they love and help families and their community thrive.

Small steps can make a big difference in a child’s life–and a parent’s.

Everyone wants to provide and nurture their child in a positive, healthy environment, but sometimes parents need a little support along the way.

That’s why we encourage community members to proactively engage parents and offer your support.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Join your region’s efforts to implement Georgia’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan that includes ways individuals, communities, workplaces and others can get involved.

  • Participate in a training on preventing, recognizing, and responding to child abuse using the Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children, Connections Matter, or Mandated Reporter Trainings.

  • Encourage families you know to call the 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) Helpline to talk to trained professionals who will connect them with supportive programs in their area. You can also search for local support services online through the Georgia Resource Map at www.PCAGeorgiaHelpline.org.

Collectively, these small steps will help create better, brighter futures for children and families in Georgia.

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