April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and
throughout the year, the DAV Task Force encourages all individuals
and organizations to play a role in making Logan County a better
place for families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge,
skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can
help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and
Research shows that five
important factors are present in healthy families. Promoting these
factors is among the most effective ways to reduce the risk of child
abuse and neglect. They are:
parenting and of child and youth development.
Concrete supports for parents.
"April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities
play in protecting children," said Kelley Brooks, DCFS and DAV
co-chair. "Everyone's participation is critical. Focusing on ways to
promote the five protective factors, in every interaction with
families, is the best thing our community can do to strengthen
families and prevent child abuse and neglect."
For more information about child abuse prevention programs and
activities during the month of April and throughout the year,
contact the DAV Task Force at 732-5066 or
For more about the April 17 carnival,
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