April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

What is child abuse?

Child abuse is the physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.

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Child abuse can also come in many other forms today.

Bullying and cyberbullying has opened a new emotional form of abuse that children are exposed to that can leave long-term scars that are not always physical.

As a parent, caregiver or anyone in a community, we should be aware of the signs of child abuse and learn about prevention and awareness.

To learn more visit the following sites:

The Childhelp Hotline – for abuse

Cyberbullying.us – for online abuse

Stopbullying.gov – for bullying

Take the time this month to become more alert and aware of how you could potentially help a child.

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