Community Can Help Reduce Child Abuse


The month of April is an opportunity for the community to come together and help children who have been victims of abuse.

There are 49 children in Starke County that are being served by the Department of Child Services who have been in abusive or unhealthy situations.

Child Abuse Awareness Month is a time when all individuals and organizations can play a role in making the 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, it can promote children’s social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.

Nurturing and attachment, knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development, social connections and support for parents are just a few factors that can help parents be better examples and reduce abuse.

If you know of any instance of child abuse, call your local law enforcement or call the Indiana Abuse/Neglect Hotline 800-800-5556.