Social Services raises awareness for child abuse prevention

National Child Abuse Prevention Month in America is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse.  April has been designated a Child Abuse Prevention Month since 1983. National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect.  Prevention services and supports developed by this collaboration can help to protect children and strengthen families.

During the month of April, Currituck County Department of Social Services participated in National Child Abuse Prevention Month by wearing blue on National Wear Blue Day, April 28, 2023 and by planting a blue pinwheel garden outside of the agency’s entrance.

If you know or suspect any child abuse or neglect in Currituck County, please contact DSS at 252-232-3083 to speak with a social worker.