April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Child abuse and neglect does happen in our community.  In the 2013-14 Fiscal Year, there were 163 substantiated neglect cases, 28 substantiated sex abuse cases and 16 substantiated cases of physical abuse against Dubois County Children.

The first step in prevention is raising awareness.  By working together we can build awareness and increase prevention of child abuse and neglect.  Please visit the Documents section of this website for suggestions of how you can help build awareness.  You will also find articles from the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) on topics such as keeping babies safe and how social media can cause depression in our teens.