MONTGOMERY—The month of April, designated as National Child Abuse Prevention month, spotlights the individuals and programs in all of our communities that work 365 days a year to prevent the most despicable form of cancer on our society, child abuse and neglect. With 112 community partners working on a shoestring we have effectively helped to reduce the number of child deaths in the 0-3 age demographic from unsafe sleeping environments and abusive head trauma through education and training. This is just one example of prevention saving lives and contributing to the quality of life for every Alabamian; strengthening families supports healthy lifestyles in every community.
There will be events around the state that will celebrate prevention and raise awareness concerning child abuse and neglect prevention. April kicks off with a Press Conference in Decatur and the events do not end until April 30, in Huntsville with an afternoon on Art celebrating children. Please get involved in your area and show your support for children and families. The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention will be holding our 5th Annual “Children’s Trust Fund” Rally on the State House steps, April 17, at 10:00. Rene’ Howitt the author of “Whose Best Interest? a fight to save two American kids” will be the Keynote Speaker, Rep. Jim Barton, Rep. Christopher England and the Alabama Association of Realtors will be honored for their tireless work in support of children and families. Please join us for an event in your area; for a full list of events please visit our website at www.ctf.alabama.gov.