April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Did you know:

  • In 2021, there were 5,547 reported victims of child maltreatment in Nevada.*
  • 90% of the reported child maltreatment cases in Nevada involved neglect, 18% involved physical abuse, and 7% involved sexual abuse with co-occurring conditions present.*
  • 11% of the child population in Nevada is Black, but Black children make up 28% of victims of reported child maltreatment cases.*
  • The most common cause of death in children under age six is due to child abuse.**
  • One out of every four children will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18.**

Advocates play a strong role in ending the cycle of violence towards children. Through education, healing, and community support, we all have the power to recognize child abuse as it happens and have a responsibility to speak out against it.



*Nevada, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cwoutcomes.acf.hhs.gov/cwodatasite/pdf/nevada.html.

**Prevent Child Abuse Nevada, https://www.preventchildabusenevada.org/awareness/child-maltreatment/