April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Resources to Help Identify, Report, and Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year is the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act signed in 1974.

Over 700,000 cases of child maltreatment are reported in the US every year, and many more are unreported. To help educators be aware of the signs of maltreatment and how they can report possible cases of abuse, School Improvement Network created the new 8-part video training program, “Child Abuse and Neglect.” The segments in this program are designed to help educators know what they can do to protect the students they serve.


  1. Defining Child Maltreatment (2:11)
  2. The Educator’s Role in Identifying Signs of Maltreatment (3:16)
  3. Gathering Information for Reporting (1:53)
  4. Laws and Policies for Reporting Maltreatment (2:09)
  5. Potential Obstacles to Reporting (2:14)
  6. Action and Support After Reporting (2:14)
  7. Preventing Child Maltreatment (2:44)
  8. Educators Make a Difference (1:20)

Additional Resources

In addition to these training videos, here are some additional resources concerning child abuse and neglect:

Child Abuse Prevention Month WebsiteFor more information about National Child Abuse Prevention Month, including downloadable resources and ways to share information on social media, visit their website, developed by The Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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