On Wednesday, April 27, 2002 Walton County School District employees showed their support for our local Children’s Advocacy Center and National Child Abuse Prevention Month by wearing navy blue. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time for us to not only honor those who work to support children and strengthen families, but to shine a light on the many ways we can all play a role in preventing children from being harmed.
The Prevention Resource Guide, an annual publication by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Children’s Bureau outlines actions that can be taken by communities, organizations, families, and individuals to address the root causes of child abuse and provide meaningful and equitable support to families.
You can access the Prevention Resource Guide and other resources at the Child Welfare Information Gateway’s at https://www.childwelfare.gov.
By increasing efforts to prevent child abuse, we all help children, families, and communities thrive.