“April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Nationally, over six million children come to the attention of child protective services each year according to a Children’s Bureau 2014 report. Four children die every day in the U.S. because of abuse. The majority of child abuse cases stemmed from situations and conditions that can be preventable when community programs and systems are engaged and supportive.” Read more about how National Child Abuse Prevention Month began and how Advocates Against Family Violence contributes to it’s awareness and safety for children: