Sat., April 6, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA, Ga.  —  
In 1983, April was proclaimed the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse and neglect awareness activities are promoted across the country during April of each year.  (Photo courtesy: Stephen Pougas via flickr)
In 1983, April was proclaimed the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse and neglect awareness activities are promoted across the country during April of each year. (Photo courtesy: Stephen Pougas via flickr)
The Georgia Department of Community Health is recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

The agency is asking employees to wear blue on Monday to show solidarity with victims of child abuse.

Department spokesperson Pamela Keene says the agency is also asking service provider networks to show an ability to identify, assess and treat children who have been victims of child abuse or neglect.

Keene says the agency is working to move about 11,000 foster children into a care management organization, which is expected to result in better, more coordinated and consistent care.

In 1983, April was proclaimed the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a result, child abuse and neglect awareness activities are promoted across the country during April of each year.


Contributors: Pat Marcus