On April 19th, 2023, Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Congresswoman Ann Kuster (D-NH) introduced a resolution to recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
“The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) thanks Representatives Joyce and Kuster for this resolution in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse and neglect are serious problems, rooted in unhealthy relationships and environments, that can have lasting harmful effects on victims. In addition to ensuring a robust safety net of concrete and economic supports for children and families—the first line of defense in preventing neglect—Congress has a duty to promote, pass, and fund legislation that protects children from abuse and neglect and that provides intervention and treatment for children and families when it occurs. This resolution highlights the critical need for more attention and investment in preventing child maltreatment,” said Christine James-Brown, President and CEO of CWLA.