April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness of abuse and neglect issues and to encourage communities to support children and families who are suffering. Foster Care is one way to offer that support and to help families get back on their feet, learning new coping techniques and parenting skills.
There are several factors that contribute to child abuse. Poverty is a main factor that may be due to the stress of the living situation or higher reporting due to social services focusing more on the poor. Once we can pinpoint the risk factors we know how to avoid abuse by learning strategies to cope.