We all have a role to play in the prevention of child abuse
and neglect. Whether you are a parent, friend of a parent, or member of the
community, you have the chance to help parents be the best parents they can be
and help kids be as healthy as they can be.
Pledge today to take one of the following steps to help children
and families in your community:
- Offer a helping hand to a parent you know. For
example, take care of the kids for a night so the parent can relax and
recharge, cook meals or help with homework
- Promote programs in your school that teach
prevention strategies to parents, teachers, and children, like after-school
sports and education programs, or early-start programs
- Organize a block party to build cohesion and
trust in your neighborhood and community. Check our
website here for some event ideas!
- Call your local legislator to advocate for
policies and programs that support families and children
- Volunteer with local child abuse prevention
programs (for programs in your area, call 1-800 CHILDREN), or places like food
pantries and daycare centers.
Together, we can make great changes in the world. Pledge to
build a better future for our nation, and join us as we do everything we can to
support families and children in America.