National Child Abuse Prevention Month starts April 1st and we want to bring awareness to the unfortunate reality of the child abuse statistics in the United States. If you have never experienced child abuse or known someone who has suffered, it might not be a thought that has crossed your mind. Being knowledgeable of this information is crucial for continuing advocacy and positive change, through organizations like Jesse’s House. We have provided a run-down on the subject so that you can stay informed, raise awareness, and help make a difference this April.
What Do The Numbers Look Like?
The national child abuse statistics are measured by a variety of factors. These include but are not limited to: the number of children being abused or neglected, the types of abuse, characteristics of victims, and the total number of deaths reported.
These factors are subjective to each state in the U.S. based on the local child protective services (CPS) already taking place. The goal of these services is to settle the issues that were brought to their attention to begin with, and allow them to continue monitoring families/children so they can stay out of harm’s way. Below are some of the statistics found in the 2020 Child Maltreatment Report.
The research and data supplied by these services paired with nonprofit organizations like Jesse’s House, are why suffering children and their families can be saved from the unfortunate realities they’ve been faced with. For more information on the research process and report, click here.
How Can I Help?
The Children’s Bureau funds National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) each April, with the goal of bringing communities together to advocate for the prevention of child neglect. It is a great way to raise awareness, develop new strategies, and implement effective practices for rescuing children and families. Here are a few ways you can get involved this April!
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No matter how you choose to participate in National Child Abuse Protection month, no action is too big or too small when it comes to aiding children in need. Every child deserves a chance to become something greater than their struggles, and that is our mission at Jesse’s House. We have helped over 1,000 girls with the continued support of our community.
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