April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Read the Presidential Proclamation – National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2013

Child welfare services are provided in our community to protect children from harm; prevent abuse and neglect; support and enhance families’ capacity to care for and nurture their children; and ensure the well-being of Fairfax County’s children.

Fairfax County Facts (FY 2012)

  • 2,890 calls to the Child Protective Services Hotline resulted in an assessment or investigation.

  • There is an average of 300 children in foster care each month, mostly due to child abuse and neglect.

  • Over 600 families received home visits from a Healthy Families social worker and over 400 families participated in parenting classes.

More information on child abuse and neglect in Fairfax County:

Volunteer opportunities:

  • CASA - Learn more about how you can help represent children in court who have been abused or neglected.


If you're concerned about a child's well-being or want to report or discuss a possible abuse or neglect situation or want advice, counseling, resources or help, please call:

Fairfax County's Child Protective Services Hotline
TTY 711

Your call is confidential.




Pinwheels for Prevention

A Pinwheel Garden in front of one of the Department of Family Services' office buildings. The pinwheel symbolizes happiness and hope, which every child deserves.

Find out more about the Pinwheel for Prevention project.



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