April is Neglect and Abuse Prevention Month

April is Neglect and Abuse Prevention Month

When a child is a victim of abuse or neglect, CEDARS is there to help. Our compassionate team of professionals works to bring safety into each child’s situation. Because the CEDARS team understands how the realities of these traumatic events can affect a child’s development, focus is placed on helping children rebuild trust with caring adults, such as foster parents and therapists who are part of the CEDARS support network.

Throughout our 70 year history, CEDARS has likewise worked to bring safety to children who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Many parents think it couldn’t happen in their home, but CEDARS sees examples of neglect or abuse in every neighborhood of the community. Neglect or abuse can occur as the result of a lack of resources , a crisis situation, or an overly stressed or strained parent. By supporting families at times of greatest stress or when resources are most lacking, we may be able to prevent a circumstance where a child is not safe.

To learn how you can play a part in the prevention of child abuse call 402-434-5437.