2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month Media Toolkit
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year, the Department of Defense campaign aims to help families build resilience during uncertain times and raise awareness of a key protective factor shown to increase children’s resilience: the stability of a caring adult in their lives – whether a family member, teacher, coach or another positive figure. The campaign encourages adults to step up as positive role models, support parents in the military community and Stand Up for MilKids.
There are free programs and learning opportunities for military parents available through the Family Advocacy Program and Military OneSource. Find out more here: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/stand-up-for-milkids.
- Reporting resources: If you do have concerns about a child’s safety, know what to do. Contact your installation Family Advocacy Program or the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 800-422-4453. As a first step, you can always contact Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 to refer you to the appropriate resource. Reporting suspected child abuse is required by law for military chain of command and covered professionals and is always the right thing to do. Learn more about how to report child abuse and neglect on Military OneSource.