April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to make sure that all children can grow up in the supportive, stable and nurturing environments they deserve.
In 2020 alone, more than 3,000 children were involved with Fairfax County Child Protective Services. Child abuse and neglect cuts across all demographic areas and impacts our entire community. We know through research that adverse childhood experiences like child abuse result in long-term health impacts and increased costs to society. Child abuse and neglect affects us all, and we can all be a part of the solution.