Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every April, communities across the United States unite to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month—a pivotal period dedicated to raising awareness, promoting education, and advocating for the protection of our most vulnerable citizens: children. In Arkansas, where the need for foster care is significant, this month gains added significance, emphasizing the vital role of foster parents in providing safe and nurturing environments for children in crisis.

Our Need

Arkansas, like many states, faces the challenge of ensuring the safety and well-being of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Currently there are almost 4,000 children in foster care in the state, underscoring the urgent need for supportive caregivers willing to open their hearts and homes to those in need.

How You Can Help

Child Abuse Prevention Month serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of proactive measures in safeguarding children from harm. It is a time for communities to come together and reinforce their commitment to preventing child abuse through education, outreach, and support services. By fostering a culture of awareness and understanding, we can empower individuals to recognize the signs of abuse and take action to protect children in their communities.

As we observe Child Abuse Prevention Month in Arkansas, let us reaffirm our commitment to protecting children and supporting families in crisis. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether through fostering, volunteering, or advocating for policy change, each of us has a role to play in creating a brighter future for the children of Arkansas.