The entire month of April is used to bring public awareness to prevent child abuse and neglect. According to data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, 49 states reported a total of 1,585 fatalities and children younger than 3 years of age account for the greatest percentage of deaths. Addressing child maltreatment and by focusing on improving the health and well-being of individuals and families the Healthy Beginnings program ensures that parents have the support and services they need before abuse or neglect may occur.
The Healthy Beginnings program is a free case management service focusing on minority women in the community who need a support system throughout their pregnancy and during the first two years of their child’s life. Families receive one-on-one care management to help make the pregnancy and the beginning years with their child a more joyful and healthy experience. We continue to empower and educate families on the important topics which promote child and family well-being.