April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and because it is, this month has several holidays that deal with the issue of child abuse and neglect. One of those holidays is Childhelp National Day of Hope. This is a day that asks everyone everywhere to make a commitment to ending child abuse and neglect during their lifetime.
In 2019 alone, there were over 656,243 reported cases of child abuse and that number seems to go up with the passing of each year. Therefore, it’s on all of us to work together to do what we can to end child abuse and neglect.
The History Of Childhelp National Day Of Hope
This holiday was created in 2000 by a U.S Congress resolution. It created the holiday to raise awareness about child abuse in the United States so that efforts can be made to fight it. Ever since it’s been observed on the first Wednesday of April each year.
Facts About Child Abuse In The U.S.
Below are some facts we’ve uncovered about child abuse during our research for Childhelp National Day of Hope.
- A report of child abuse is made every 10-seconds in the U.S.
- Every day, 5 children die from neglect and child abuse.
- More than 70% of children who died from abuse/neglect were 2-years of age or younger.
- More than 80% of children who died from abuse/neglect weren’t old enough for kindergarten.
Observing Childhelp National Day Of Hope
Find out about the organizations dealing with child abuse and neglect both on a national and a local level. Once you’ve done that, you can then volunteer your time or your money to these organizations.
You can also help to spread the word about this holiday by using the hashtag #ChildhelpNationalDayOfHope on social media to harness the power of the Internet in spreading the word about this day.
When is Childhelp National Day Of Hope?
|This year (2023)||April 5 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||April 3 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||April 6 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|