Larry Rein - SF 100

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an annual opportunity to increase local awareness of and involvement in efforts to reduce child abuse.  Hopefully, it will increase community awareness of the realities and complexities of local child abuse.  Hopefully, it will make the community aware that the overwhelming majority of local child abuse cases involve the very adult challenges of substance abuse and domestic violence – challenges not easily resolved, challenges requiring innovative, appropriately funded interventions.  Increased public awareness is important but only increased and improved interventions and supports that effectively engage and support families will ultimately prevent local child abuse.