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April 2017 Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.

Prevention does work! Each Year with our we create a graduating “Class of..” for all discharged children and track them for 3 years to track whether families that are referred to contracted family resource centers by DCYF re-enter the DCYF system. Below are the program outcomes to date:

  • Class of 2014 for 1,056 graduating children = 91.8% continue avoiding DCYF Services (Tracked for 3 successive years)
  • Class of 2015 for 1,065 graduating children = 93.1% continue avoiding DCYF Services (Tracked for 2 successive years)
  • Class of 2016 for 1,043 graduating children = 93.6% continue avoiding DCYF Services (Tracked for 1 successive years)

DCYF is proud of the work that our contracted Family Resource Centers provide to keep families safe and strong. Please visit the provider in your area and say thank you for all of the work that you do to promote family and community well-being.

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