Let’s not just raise awareness, let’s prevent abuse.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Prevention services and supports developed by this collaboration can help to protect children and strengthen families. (Childwelfare.gov, 2023)

Kayla Crawford

Kayla Crawford, MS, LMHC is Founder of Purple Petals Healing Bar. Purple Petals healing Bar specializes in assisting women and adolescent girls in healing their wounds from the past, to blossoming into beautiful purple petals. Kayla talks to us about Adverse Childhood Experiences also known as ACE’s. ACE’s are traumatic events that occur before a child reaches the age of 18 and includes all types of abuse and neglect, such as parental substance abuse, incarceration and domestic violence.

**TRIGGER WARNING: This podcast discusses childhood abuse and the resulting trauma. **

Small Steps Lead to Big Changes - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

How to Make a Child Abuse Report

Everyone should contact the Florida Abuse Hotline when they know or have reasonable causes to suspect that a child has been abused, abandoned, or neglected. The Florida Abuse Hotline will determine if the information provided meets legal requirements to accept a report for investigation.