Strategies to help prevent child abuse

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Miranda Horrell visited the FOX 4 morning show to chat about ways to prevent child abuse. The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and research continues to identify staggering numbers related to this issue in our nation.

Did you know?

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the U.S.
70 percent of children who die as the result of child abuse are under the age of 2.

What strategies can help both children and parents build resilience and reduce the risk of abuse?

Parents can:

  • Understand that both you and your child have strengths.
  • Ask yourself what you need.
  • Take care of yourself.

As a parent, how can you build your child's resilience?

  • Teach self-care
  • Stay positive
  • Build that bond
  • Read together
  • Encourage social skills
  • Establish and keep a routine
  • Build positive self-esteem
  • Self-reflect on your relationship with your child

To report suspected abuse, please call:

Missouri (800) 392-3738

Kansas (800) 922-5330


The Family Conservancy
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 200
Kansas City, KS 66101
913.742.4106 direct phone
913.342.3632 fax