April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Wake County encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our community a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children’s social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.
Research shows that when parents possess six protective factors, the risk for neglect and abuse diminish and optimal outcomes for children, youth, and families are promoted. The six protective factors are:
- Nurturing and attachment
- Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development
- Parental resilience
- Social connections
- Concrete supports for parents
- Social and emotional developmental well-being
Child Abuse Prevention Resources
2013 Resource Guide for Preventing Child Maltreatment & Promoting Well-being
Keeping Your Family Strong
Bonding With Your Baby
Dealing With Temper Tantrums
Parenting Your School-Age Child
Connecting With Your Teen
Teen Parents ... You're Not Alone!
Ten Ways to Be a Better Dad
Raising Your Grandchildren
How to Develop Strong Communities
Parenting Your Child With Developmental Delays and Disabilities
Managing Your Finances
Helping Your Child Heal From Trauma
If you suspect a child has been abused, neglected or become dependent, please call our Report Line at 919-212-7990 (English) or 919-212-7963 (Spanish).