Child Abuse Prevention
 

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an opportunity to share with people how they can join the fight to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote well-being in children, families, and communities. Information Gateway's web section on Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect offers a range of resources to help you and your staff, colleagues, and stakeholders achieve this goal, such as information on the following topics:

Promoting Child & Family Well-Being
https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/promoting/

Public Awareness & Creating Supportive Communities
https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/communities/

Parent Engagement and Leadership
https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/developing/leadership.cfm

Prevention Programs
https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/programs/

For more information, visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website (http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth) or contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at 1.800.394.3366 or .

At USC, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention month, we display pinwheels and signs to promote the awareness of Child Abuse Prevention during the month of April. We also distribute stickers, bracelets and other items in our school and in the community to inform students and the public about the importance of preventing Child Abuse.

The Faribault County Child Protection Team has a video for display on public television channels. This video is also available on YouTube (see below for directions to view it).

The Children First video for 2013 can now be found in HD on YouTube. You can find it by visiting this link:

http://youtu.be/PfYNsdUtibE

In addition, you can find it by searching "Children First PSA 2013" on YouTube.