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National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child

HISTORY
National Child Abuse Prevention Month was first observed in 1983 by proclamation by President Ronald Reagan. The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect continues to coordinate activities, prepare promotional materials and host multidisciplinary forums focused on prevention, education, and awareness on an annual basis.

HOW TO OBSERVE
For more information on National Child Abuse Prevention Month visit www.childwelfare.gov.  Promote the prevention of child abuse by using #NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth on social media.

HISTORY
Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy sponsors the Month of the Military Child annually.

HOW TO OBSERVE
As we support our military, we support our military’s children. Celebrate their unique qualities and enduring contributions at events around the country.  Use #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild to share on social media.