April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and CASA Kane County, as a leading nonprofit agency in promoting child welfare, is hosting a variety of community awareness activities to help draw attention to this important issue right here in Kane County.
Unfortunately, child abuse exists at an alarming rate. Last year, there were 4,200 investigated cases of abuse or neglect in Kane County, which is fourth highest in the State of Illinois, after Cook, Lake and Winnebago Counties. The time is now to focus our efforts on ways to find ways to prevent abuse BEFORE it occurs, and protect children who have been in an abusive situation. As a community, we must arm ourselves with the information, facts and resources to look for the signs of child abuse and care for our most vulnerable citizens.