Newscast Media WASHINGTON—April has been declared National Child Abuse
Prevention Month by President Barack Obama.
In his proclamation, Obama said we all have a role to play in preventing child abuse
and neglect and in helping young victims recover. From parents and guardians to
educators and community leaders, each can help carve out safe places for young
people to build their confidence and pursue their dreams.
“I also encourage Americans to be aware of warning signs of child abuse and neglect,
including sudden changes in behavior or school performance, untreated physical or
medical issues, lack of adult supervision, and constant alertness, as though preparing
for something bad to happen,” Obama said.
Just this very day, a verdict in Delaware was rendered in a child rape case where the
perpetrator walked, while the victim who was raped at the age of three, suffers.