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April is Child Abuse/Prevention Month

Posted by wlpo on March 27, 2016

Could April be the most important month when it comes to a child? The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services continues to educate the public about child abuse and especially in April – Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.

DCFS estimates thousands of cases of neglect or abuse go unreported each year. Their advice: If you see something – say something. Abuse affects a child emotionally, psychologically and physically. Such children, DCFS says, are likely to be self-destructive or aggressive, abuse alcohol or drugs and become young offenders. The abuse and neglect hotline is: 1-800-25- ABUSE.

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