Observed annually on the first Saturday during the month of April, National Love Our Children Day is a holiday whose purpose is to raise the public’s awareness about child abuse.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Day and this month and this day should serve as a reminder 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 as compared to families with a higher socioeconomic status.
- Approximately 76% of the people doing the child abuse are the parents of the victim.
Observing National Love Our Children Day
First and foremost, people can make sure to observe this holiday by making an effort to make the life of a child better. It’s also a good day to volunteer your time or money to some of the various organizations across the United States dealing with child abuse and neglect.
And 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.
When is National Love Our Children Day?
|This year (2023)||April 1 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||April 6 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||April 2 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|