Department of Family Services - Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,
Director

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month graphic

During Child Abuse Prevention Month and every month, we strive to create a strong, thriving community through Building Stronger Families.

Many county residents are already playing a role in preventing child abuse, strengthening families and creating great childhoods in this community. You can help too!

  • Donate goods, money or time to an organization supporting children and families such as Volunteer and Partner Services.
  • Volunteer with children through places of worship, schools, and sports or academic clubs.
  • Mentor or tutor a child in your family, neighborhood, or community.
  • Attend a Parenting Education Class with your children.
  • Know the signs of child abuse and neglect, and if you see something, say something. If you're concerned about a child's well-being; want to report or discuss a possible abuse or neglect situation; or want advice, counseling, resources or help, please call the Child Protective Services Hotline at 703-324-7400, TTY 711.

Read on for more information about child abuse prevention efforts in Fairfax County.

 

Spanish-Language Radio Program - WUST “La Voz del Condado de Fairfax”

On Apr. 2, staff from the Parenting Education Programs were guests on WUST’s Spanish-language program 1120 AM “La Voz del Condado de Fairfax” discussing Child Abuse Prevention Month and services offered by Fairfax County to support families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Tune in to the interview through the YouTube video or SoundCloud podcast.

Wear Blue Day

Thanks to everyone in our community who enthusiastically took part in Virginia’s Wear Blue Day to raise awareness of child abuse! We received quite a few photos from groups and individuals displaying blue attire on Apr. 5. Thank you for the commitment to supporting Fairfax County children and families. Check out who looked #Bluetiful this year! (Learn more about other events happening this month.)

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