March 31, 2023 RALEIGH — Recognizing the role everyone plays in helping North Carolina’s children reach their untapped potential, Governor Roy Cooper declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time when organizations, businesses, community groups, faith communities and others come together to elevate the importance of creating systems and supporting proven strategies that put children and families first. Some of these proven strategies include increasing investments in family support, building families financial security and implementing family-friendly workplace policies.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina recognize that every single child is filled with tremendous promise — and all North Carolinians have a shared obligation to foster their potential. The theme of this year’s statewide CAP Month campaign is “Nurturing Positive Childhoods: Building Prevention in Partnership.”

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