April 19, 2017
On March 31, 2017, President Donald J. Trump declared April 2017 to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time in which the prevention and recognition of child abuse is placed in the forefront.
“Abuse or neglect can rob children of their sense of dignity and worth, which are indispensable to the pursuit of happiness and success in the classroom, in the workplace and in relationships,” Trump said. “Children rightfully impose a moral obligation on adults, who must protect them from harm and preserve their opportunity to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. They deserve nothing less.”