National Love Our Children Day
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this month and day should serve as reminders to all of us that 1 out of 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect over the past year. Before the problem of child abuse can be addressed, however, we first have to realize that there’s a problem in the first place, and that’s why it’s so important to observe this holiday.
The History of National Love Our Children Day
National Love Our Children Day was first created on April 3, 2004, by Love Our Children USA. Ever since its creation, it has been celebrated all over the U.S. in an attempt to bring the problem of child abuse and neglect to the attention of the public.
Facts About Child Abuse
Below are some sobering facts about child abuse that everyone should be aware of:
- Child abuse and neglect are 5 times higher for families with low socioeconomic status compared to families with higher socioeconomic status.
- Approximately 76% of the people committing child abuse are the parents of the victim.
Observing National Love Our Children Day
First and foremost, people can observe this holiday by making an effort to improve the life of a child. It’s also a good day to volunteer your time or money to various organizations across the United States dealing with child abuse and neglect.
You can also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalLoveOurChildrenDay on your social media accounts for the day. If we all work together, we can address the problem of child abuse that exists in our society.