This month we want to bringing awareness to Children’s Awareness Month.
Our young people are at their most vulnerable during their childhood. It is the time in our lives which sets up our overall mental, emotional, and physical health moving forward in life. In fact, young children at the beginning of their learning stage, who receive a high-quality education, see tremendous dividends for the rest of their lives.
In honor of all the children who have died violent deaths in America, Children’s Awareness Month was first established with National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children’s Awareness Month is dedicated to nurturing and cultivating the joys and treasures of childhood. The goal of this month is to encourage, support, and educate children while prioritizing and promoting their health and well-being.
The value of every child should be recognized and cherished. No greater responsibility belongs to us as parents and well-wishers than to instill the hope of a better tomorrow in our children. Please join CISofHR in celebrating Children’s Awareness Month by taking a stand to commit to teaching our children to have confidence, pride, and self-esteem. We must never forget that every child deserves the chance to succeed.
- Children want you to spend lots of time with them.
- Children learn through their play.
- 1 in 6 U.S. youth experience a mental health condition each year, and only half of them receive treatment.
- Less than half (49%) of Americans consider themselves familiar with the U.S. mental health care system.
- A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds, and 91% of child abuse is committed by parents.
- 4 to 5 children die from abuse or neglect every day in the U.S., and 75% of these children are under the age of 3 years old.
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National Today. Children’s Awareness Month, https://nationaltoday.com/childrens-awareness-month/.
Child Trends analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). For information on the NSCH, see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/slaits/nsch.html.