April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
The month of April is dedicated to recognizing and preventing child abuse and neglect. In Franklin County, about 30,000 children are served by Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) each year.
During April, FCCS is working to raise community awareness about child abuse and to educate the public on how to prevent child maltreatment. FCCS participated in the Pinwheels for Prevention and Wear Blue campaigns.
The agency and its Citizens Advisory Committee also hosted the annual Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast.
If you suspect a child is being abused, call the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at 614-229-7000.
- Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is a time to raise awareness about child abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused, call the FCCS 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000. Click here to read a media release.
- Pinwheels for Prevention
FCCS will plant thousands of blue pinwheels, symbolizing investigated cases of abuse and neglect, throughout the central Ohio community in an effort to raise awareness about the effects of child abuse.
- Volunteer Reception
The Ohio State University Union (1739 High Street,
Columbus, OH 43210)
The FCCS volunteer department will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the annual Volunteer Reception, where volunteers and mentors will receive recognition for all that they do for FCCS children.