National Love Our Children Day on the first Saturday in April focuses on raising awareness on child abuse during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This day honors all children and encourages us to develop loving, respectful relationships with our children.
Child abuse and neglect affect an estimated 700,000 children each year in the United States. Of these, the youngest are the most vulnerable. In 2015 in the United States, statistics from the U.S. Administration for Children & Families estimate that 1,670 children died as a result of abuse and neglect.
Prevention of child abuse is vital to every child’s mental and physical health. Any abuse they experience carries life-long consequences and impacts their quality of life as adults. The day focuses on the prevention of child abuse and violence against children. It also is a day to bring awareness, resources, and support tools to communities.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL LOVE OUR CHILDREN DAY
- Every child deserves to live in a safe and supportive environment. Take time to make the life of a child better.
- Educate yourself on the prevention of child abuse.
- Are you looking for free and inexpensive ways to show love to a child? Read 9 Ways to Love Your Children.
- Use #NationalLoveOurChildrenDay to share on social media.