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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Today marks the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month.  As the nation turns its attention to healthy child development and child abuse prevention over the next 30 days, we wanted to highlight four ways each of us can make a difference this month and throughout the year:

Educate yourself and others on the issue of child abuse and neglect prevention.Our websites, www.masskids.org and www.enoughabuse.org have extensive information on the issues of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma, child sexual abuse, and child poverty.  There you can learn about these forms of child abuse and neglect, why they exist, as well as concrete, actionable steps that you, and everyone, can take today to prevent child abuse and neglect in your community.

Advocate for effective implementation of local healthy child development and child abuse prevention efforts.  Child abuse and neglect is a huge issue and it's easy for us to fall into the trap of complacency or hopelessness-- but that doesn'…