During National Child Abuse Prevention Month the first Wednesday of April has been dedicated to a Childhelp National Day of Hope. Everyone across the country is asked to make a life-long commitment to joining the fight to end child abuse and neglect.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Lighting a 5 wick candle and observing a 5-minute silence represents the approximately 5 children who die every day as a result of abuse in the United States. Fight to end child abuse and use #ChildhelpNationalDayOfHope to post on social media.
Childhelp National Day of Hope was designated by a Congressional resolution in 2000.Childhelp.org was founded by Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara who worked to bring this day and the victims it honors to light.