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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month
Posted at 7:30 AM, Apr 01, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout the month, organizations for children will be holding events to raise awareness about the issue.

Child abuse is a serious problem in Florida, according to Lonnie Parizek with Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida. She says that in Florida alone last year, there were 53,000 cased of child abuse and neglect, which was 145 cases every day. In 2012, two children died from abuse and neglect every week, and that's in Florida alone, according to Parziek.

"That's the bad news.The good news is that research shows that child abuse can be prevented every effectively." Parziek said.

To spread information about those methods of prevention, organizers are holding several events across the state.

One of those events is Pinwheels for Prevention. For more information, click here. Another event is Children's Day at the Capitol. For more information, click here.

For more information about an Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, click here.