April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
In April, we come together to participate in activities that show our commitment to children and families. Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. Please join us to “Join Hands for Kids” by taking a photo of your hand joined with others, and placing it on social media using #JoinHandsChallenge.
Children are the foundation of our society, our community and our future. Children raised in loving and supportive environments are more likely to prosper academically and financially, becoming successful contributing members of society. Wisconsin must be a leader and champion for all of our children. We need to enhance the success of our communities by promoting programs and policies that seek to support the lives of children and families.
Preventing child abuse and neglect results in better childhoods, ultimately saving millions of dollars currently needed for the services to address the short and long-term effects of abuse on children, their families, and our communities. The savings generated through prevention can be used to serve our communities in other ways, making them safer, economically successful, and great places to live and grow.