Child Abuse Prevention Month Tool Kit
Since 1983, April has been National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs of child abuse and neglect, helping resources and to reinforce that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility.
New online resources for service providers and families
- Just in Time Parenting provides professionals with a resource for research-based information that military families can use when they need it.
- Kids.gov is a safe place online for kids to create, play and learn.
- “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” is a section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website that promotes early screening for developmental delays with training and continuing education for parents, providers and professionals.
- National Child Abuse Prevention Month DoDLive blog reminds the community that child abuse is everyone’s business and provides resources to prevent child abuse.
- PARENTING for Service Members and Veterans provides no-cost, online parent training courses specifically developed for military and veteran parents to help improve parenting skills.
- University of Southern California News published the article, "California Teens From Military Families at Higher Risk of Suicidal Behaviors, Study Finds." Read the article for more information on what researchers suggest will save lives.
- Zero to Three Application is a new parenting app that helps increase Family Advocacy Program outreach to busy parents of young children.
Find out more about signs of abuse and healthy parenting with the following Military OneSource resources:
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network resources
It’s our responsibility as a society to ensure that children are able to grow up safe and healthy. It only takes a minute to speak up if you see a parent in need or a child in danger. Listen to this podcast for information on how you can help.
If you suspect child abuse, making a call to your installation's Family Advocacy Program or civilian Child Protective Services is a moral obligation. The following information will help you take that important step to contact Family Advocacy Program or Child Protective Services and understand how those calls are assessed.
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