April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Child Abuse Awareness Month announcement. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)
Child Abuse Awareness Month announcement. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Statistics show that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in this country. 1,700 children will die this year as a result of abuse or neglect.

Those stats are the reason April is a very important month. It is National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Montgomery County leaders made a public proclamation Thursday committed to saving children from abuse.

Leaders asked residents to report suspected abuse. They say it can be hard to take that step, but it could save a young life.

They also designated April 8 as Wear Blue Day to recognize the month’s initiative. Put a little blue in your wardrobe to bring attention to the issue.

If you do suspect child abuse and neglect, call 224-KIDS (5437) or visit Montgomery County on line.

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