(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) The McNabb Center is launching a month-long social media awareness campaign to bring attention to Child Abuse Prevention month. According to the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee, a child is abused or neglected every 47 seconds in the United States. 

Throughout April, the McNabb Center will be sharing information about child abuse, how to recognize child abuse and how to support families and prevent child abuse and neglect. 

The Center is asking community members to share photos on social media using #McNabbChildAbusePrevention and follow the Center’s Facebook page @McNabbCenter throughout the month of April.

“Prevention is key,” said Mona Blanton-Kitts, McNabb Center vice president of clinical services. “Every day the McNabb Center helps strengthen families through early intervention and prevention programs. These programs help empower parents with skills and resources to prevent negative parenting practice before they begin.”

The McNabb Center works to reduce instances of child abuse and neglect by ensuring parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children. The Center provides multiple programs that promote children’s social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.

For more information about this event or child abuse prevention programs offered by the McNabb Center, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or contact Jessica Hill at jessica.hill@mcnabb.org or (865) 599-5836.

To make a financial contribution to the Center’s Child Abuse Prevention programing, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org/donate and select “Child Abuse Prevention.” 

The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 1-800-255-9711.