First thing to do if you want to get involved is learn more!
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) features extensive information about National Child Abuse Prevention Month, including ideas for how to learn more, how to get involved and how to share information with others to promote child safety.
On a global scale, the World Health Organization (WHO) describes its work combating child maltreatment, while the United Nations has articulated standards for child welfare in the landmark United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
One look at UNICEF’s history since the 1940s reveals progress–and daunting challenges even now–across the globe. Consider supporting UNICEF’s many projects with your time and talent.
Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a very real need, so get involved!
Know what child abuse is, what its signs are, and what to do if you suspect a child is being abused sexually or otherwise.