Child Abuse Prevention Month

We All Can Play a Part in Promoting
Child Well-Being
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month


Research shows that when parents possess five protective factors, the risk for neglect and abuse diminish and optimal outcomes for children, youth and families are promoted.
Click on each one for more information. 

The five protective factors are:

  1. Parental Resilience, or the ability of parents to deal effectively with stress, adversity, or trauma.
  2. Social Connections, such as relationships with family, friends, neighbors, or other community members.
  3. Concrete Support in Times of Need, which give family the support and resources they need during times of struggle and stress.
  4. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, because children don’t come with instruction manuals!
  5. Social and Emotional Competence of Children, also known as social and emotional learning, which helps children properly label and understand different emotions in themselves and others.

Visit our News & Events Page to see what events the Lincoln County Child Abuse Prevention Council is involved in locally, to recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month!