I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.
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Submitted by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services released an audio public service announcement (PSA) aimed at educating the public that April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in Illinois.
Click here to listen or download PSAs
To participate in child abuse and neglect events across the state of Illinois see the calendar: 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/or alcohol, or become young offenders.
If you see something say something. Call the hotline to report abuse or neglect: 1-800-25-ABUSE. And to find you ways how you can further help a family in crisis visit www.DCFS.Illinois.gov
During the month of April and throughout the year, Illinois DCFS would like to encourage 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, contact the DCFS Office of Communications at 312-814-6847.