April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Each year, the federal government promotes child protection throughout the United States by naming April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Voice of the Faithful has long promoted child protection. This spring Voice of the Faithful will release the results of a new project to review the websites of every U.S. diocese to determine the level of adherence to child protection guidelines. While you await the results of VOTF’s review, read the information and see what activities the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has compiled to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has also compiled a list of resources which can be found here.

Click here to view “How Is the Catholic Church Safeguarding Children? A Perspective After the Recent Developmewnts in Europe,” a livestream recording of Notre Dame’s 2022 Keeley Vatican Lecture. The lecture features Rev. Dr. Hans Zollner, S.J., Ordinary Professor at the Institute of Psychology and President of the Center for Child Protection of the Pontifical Greporian University in Rome.