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Visit the online events calendar to participate in child abuse and
neglect prevention events across the state: Child Abuse Prevention
Month Event Calendar.
It is estimated that thousands of cases of abuse and neglect go
unreported each year. The impact of abuse on children manifests
itself in many ways. Children may experience a range of emotional,
psychological and physical problems from the trauma. Abused and
neglected children are more likely to be self-destructive or
aggressive, to abuse drugs and alcohol or become young offenders.
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If you see something, say something. To report suspected child abuse or neglect,
call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873). To
learn how you can help a family in crisis visit www.DCFS.Illinois.gov.
During the month of April and throughout the year, Illinois DCFS encourages
communities to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness messages and
to help promote prevention efforts across the country. For more information
about Child Abuse Prevention Month, or to set up an interview, contact the DCFS
Office of Communications at 312-814-6847.
[Department of Children and Family