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Communities and organization preparing to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month in April have a great resource in The Child Welfare Information Gateway. Their website features an entire section dedicated to 2011 National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The site works to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and actively engage communities and support families with the following resources:

  • Tip sheets to distribute to parents and caregivers to address a particular parenting concern or question. Each tip sheet is available in English and Spanish.
  • An activities calendar using the Five Protective Factors. The calendar provides child welfare professionals with activities they can do with families throughout the month that support children and families.
  • Prevention Month widgets to post on your website.
  • A video explaining how Child Welfare Information Gateway helps connect professionals with information and resources on preventing child abuse and neglect.

The site also features the Strengthening Families and Communities: 2011 Resource Guide. The guide is an evidence-based tool that helps promote key factors that prevent child abuse. It works to help parents build resiliency and social connections, thereby laying the foundation for prevention. Organizations, volunteers, and child advocates are encouraged to use this resource guide in their community throughout the year to promote healthy families and educate others about the cost-saving benefits and positive economic impact of prevention.