April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and at the Children’s Aid Society ensuring that a child grows up happy, healthy, and safe is a large part of the work we do every day. We do this through programs that ensure children have a safe place to live, that the home is free from violence and that children are given the supports they need to thrive, even when their parents are unable to provide it.

Programs such as the Family Wellness Program  and Preventive Services provide counseling, case management and advocacy for families at risk of child abuse or neglect, including exposure to domestic violence. Well-trained social workers provide comprehensive home-based services, as well as community-based group, individual and family counseling, to strengthen family functioning and address the factors that place children at risk. When families are stable, children are stable. For that reason, improving home life is a large part of The Children’s Aid Society’s mission.

Everyone has a responsibility to look out for the best interest of a child. Stay informed on the many types of child abuse and how to recognize the warning signs of a child who may be the victim of abuse or neglect.