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April is child abuse prevention month!

April 3, 2014
By Sue Junge , Times-Republican

Did you know that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds? And did you also know that four children die every day due to child abuse and 70 percent of them are under the age of 4? Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Many times parents have very good intentions with their children, but life stresses, how they were raised, and not having resources to help guide them can cause them to react negatively. Especially when you have never been a parent before. Remember, each child is different, as is each parent, so become a nurturing parent by meeting your basic physical needs as well as consistently seeking to meet your children's emotional needs. Being a new parent can be the most important and wonderful work you will ever do, yet also the most difficult thing you will ever do.



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