Child Abuse Prevention Month


Child Abuse Prevention Month is fast approaching! We’re looking forward to another April full of activities, events and spotlights to help raise awareness about the important issue of child abuse and neglect prevention.  Join us throughout the month as we work together to stop child abuse and neglect.

Wednesday, April 12 – WEAR BLUE
Help us paint the county BLUE to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month and ‘join the movement’ to stop child abuse and neglect.

Wednesday, April 12 – Wear Blue at the Akron Zoo
It’s FREE admission all day at the Akron Zoo for everyone who wears blue!

Thursday, April 21 – Close-Up on Digital Well-Being for Families 
Join us for this free two-hour training to learn how to support digital well-being.

Friday, April 28 – 12th Annual Appreciation Breakfast 
It’s a “salute to those who care!” Join us as we recognize the achievements of advocates, community leaders and other community partners who continually support the children and families we serve.

History of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was first observed in 1984 by proclamation by President Ronald Reagan to raise the awareness of the important issue of child abuse and neglect.  Since 1987, SCCS has observed and celebrated Child Abuse Prevention Month (aka Child & Family Awareness Month) annually to educate people about child abuse and neglect prevention and to help build a solid foundation of strong community support for children and families.

How You Can Help

  • Make the difference, make the call.  Calls of suspected child abuse and neglect are to be made to our 24-Hour Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline:  (330) 434-KIDS (5437).
  • Be the Reason Kids are Safe!  Consider becoming a foster parent.  Call our 24-Hour Foster Care & Adoption Inquiry Line at (330) 379-1990.
  • Donate or volunteer!  There are many ways you can support children and families.  Call our Volunteer & Donation Line at (330) 379-1994.
  • Request a speaker!  Help us educate the community about SCCS and the important work we do to protect children and support families.  Call our Speakers Bureau at (330) 379-2089 or complete this form.

For additional information, please contact Summit County Children Services at (330) 379-1994 or at [email protected].  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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