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National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.

Each April, PCALC conducts activities designed to raise awareness at the professional and community level:

  • Co-sponsoring an April Child Abuse Prevention Forum hosted at Indiana University Northwest, which provides an opportunity for individual education through a variety of speakers and topic breakout sessions
  • Sponsoring a “CHAIRish the Children” Art Project chair decorating contest for Lake County middle and high school students. The chairs are auctioned off to support child abuse prevention.

    Trunk Or Treat – 2023

    PCALC will be participating in the 2023 Trunk or Treat at the Dean and Barbara White Southlake YMCA. It will take place Friday, October 20, 2023 from 6-8pm. Location:Dean and Barbara White Southlake YMCA100 W. Burrell DriveCrown Point, IN 46307 For more event...

    Take Our 2023 Survey!

    Our community is exploring how we can better prevent child abuse and neglect, and we need your help! We want to know more about the support and resources families need to help them care for their children. Please help us by completing this survey. Your individual...