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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Be a #CuyahogaHero

Be a hero in the eyes of a child! April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when child advocates across the nation focus on ways to prevent abuse and neglect, recognizing the importance of strong families and communities working together to keep children safe. 

Everyone can have a role helping keep children safe. The Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is asking families, friends, neighbors, and professionals to be a hero to a child. There are many ways you can be a #CuyahogaHero; by simply helping a struggling parent or family so they can parent safely, reporting suspected cases of abuse or neglect, and donating or volunteering with a local organization that helps children and families. If you’re game for an even bigger commitment, you can join the team and work for DCFS or become a foster parent.

Learn more about how you can help prevent and raise awareness about child abuse on the DCFS website.