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April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, bringing attention on a national and local level to the ongoing mission to protect, nurture and promote the social and emotional well-being for children and families in communities. Efforts to support and educate families, professionals and community members about child abuse prevention are carried out each day by dedicated professionals who continue the ongoing struggle to prevent child abuse.

Growing evidence suggests that prevention programs such as home visitation for pregnant mothers and young children can reduce the incidence of maltreatment and improve child and family outcomes. New Hampshire continues to stay focused on the latest national trends and supports the current statewide efforts that have been shown to achieve solid, sustained progress in child abuse prevention.

Join together not only in April, where we as a nation recognize child abuse prevention, but join together every day and support or actively participate in a prevention program in your community and help make every child's life a safe and nurturing environment.

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