Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Colorado Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

Children's Hospital Colorado | April 20, 2016

In 1989, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during April of each year.

Children's Colorado experts are committed to responding to child abuse. Children's Hospital Colorado offers the only hospital-based multidisciplinary child abuse program in Colorado, and one of the oldest in the nation.

With our partner, The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, we are a truly a center of excellence for child abuse care, education, research and advocacy.

Help prevent child abuse

Safe and effective parenting – with the goal of physically and emotionally healthy children - needs guidance, community based social connections, and of course, support in times of need or stress. Be a part of that system of support by reaching out to neighbor or colleague who may be struggling.

Everyone has a role in keeping children safe. Learn more about the warning signs of child abuse and neglect. To report child abuse or neglect, call in Colorado: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) or nationally: 1-800-422-4453.

Take a stand against Shaken Baby Syndrome

We’re focused on supporting an end Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and other forms of abusive head trauma -- the leading cause of death among child abuse cases in the United States.

You can help bring healing and hope to abused and neglected children by taking a stand against the most preventable form of child abuse. Learn more about shaken baby syndrome and our Shaken Baby Prevention Campaign and get tips on how to calm a crying baby.