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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 14, 2019

Child Welfare,

Alaska has one of the highest rates of child abuse and neglect in the nation. The good news is, together we can prevent child abuse and neglect.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and you can help raise awareness. Friday, April 5, is Go Blue Day! Dress in blue and plan to attend one of the Go Blue Day rallies around the state:

Strengthen your parenting skills by learning more about child development. Call thread toll free at 800.278.3723 to receive child development information and helpful parenting tips.

It's OK to ask for help if you need it. Call 2-1-1 from anywhere in Alaska to connect with community resources and assistance. 

If you see or suspect child abuse or neglect, say something. You could make the difference in that child's life. Report your concerns to the Office of Children's Services:

Or in emergency situations, call 9-1-1. For more information or training, visit www.ReportChildAbuse.alaska.gov.