Building a strong community can help prevent child abuse.

Communities have a great influence in families’ lives. Just as plants are more likely to thrive in a garden with good soil and plenty of sunlight and water, families aremore likely to thrive in nurturing communities. A safe place for children to play is one feature of a nurturing community. Other features include the availability of food, shelter, and medical care for families, as well as a culture that encourages neighbors to get to know and help one another. Nurturing communities can help build strong families.

Click the link below to read tips about how to develop a strong community from the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website:
How to Develop a Strong Community