April is National Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 646,261 children are victims of child abuse or neglect across the nation per year.
The majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable. A community that cares about early childhood development, parental support, and maternal mental health is more likely to foster nurturing families and healthy children.
Wolf & Shore, LLC works as assigned counsel for the Office of the Chief Public Defenders to provide families with programs and services that help build parental resilience, and offer knowledge about parenting and child development.
Attorney Kristen Wolf & Attorney Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore also take on private child protection and juvenile delinquency cases, along with guardianship matters in probate court where grandparents, or other relatives, often take on the parenting role for children. It is very important for children to grow up with strong support systems, and in a safe environment. If you are concerned about a friend, family member, or loved one, and think legal action may be necessary, contact us for a confidential consultation.
Protecting and defending children is a job for everyone. If you suspect a child in Connecticut is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-842-2288.
If you’d like to read more about National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month check out this article.