WE CAN – Work to End Child Abuse and Neglect

WE CAN – Work to End Child Abuse and Neglect

The Children’s Bureau and CANTASD present this collection of social media posts you can use and share. Follow CANTASD on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates. Help spread the message that WE CAN all take concrete actions to support parents and families and end child abuse and neglect.

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Father hugging young daughter. Text: Thank you to everyone in our prevention community. You are making a difference.

Young parent with smiling toddler. Text: Do you know a young parent? Ask if they need help or support.
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Yawning newborn baby. Text: Do you know a parent with a new baby? Reach out and offer support. Infants suffer the highest rates of child abuse and neglect - almost twice that of older children.

Toddler reaching out and touching mom's face. Text: Taking care of yourself makes you a better parent. Learn more and get your tune-up tips.
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Dad in military fatigues with mom and kids. Text: Stay connected even when serving your country takes you away from home.
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Teen girl using her hair as a pretend mustache. Text: Stand up to bullying. WE CAN all send the message that bullying behavior is not okay.
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Doctor listening to a baby's heart. Text: New parents often look to their doctors for parenting advice and support. And research shows that the information doctors provide makes a difference.
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Grandmother holding a baby. Text: Support a parent in recovery. Offer to stay with their kids while they attend meetings or seek treatment.
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Take time to thank yourself for the work you do for and with children and families. When you're taking care of yourself, you can better support others.
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Young boy hugging dad in military uniform. Text: Welcome home. Enjoy reconnecting with your family. If it's more complicated than you imagined, you're not alone - and there is help.
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Smiling mom and son. Text: Create a brighter future for you and your child. Learn about some steps you can take to move your family toward greater financial stability.
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Sometimes another parent is the best source of support or advice. Find your Circle of Parents.
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Child in a playground swing. Text: Child neglect is preventable. Over 75% of child abuse and neglect cases are abou neglect. Learn more...
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Child holding dandelions. Text: We want to thank everyone who is a part of our prevention community for all the work they do. You're making a difference.

Mother with two daughters. Text: Reach hearts as well as minds. The Building Community, Building Hope films and discussion toolkits can inspire new conversations on creative ways to support families.

Young children raising their hands in a classroom. Text: Resilience is not just bouncing back, but moving forward. View or screen the film and spark conversations about resilience building.

Two boys dressed in suits and glasses using a calculator and notebook. Text: Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. Call the National Parent Helpline for emotional support and empowerment: 1-855-4APARENT (1-855-427-2736).

Child and father painting together. Text: Support a parent in recovery. Offer to stay with their kids while they attend meetings or seek treatment.

Multi-generational female family outside. Text: Help families build strengths that will keep them strong when things get tough. Learn about protective factors.

Young children and teachers in a classroom. Text: Spark a new conversation in your community. Learn about innovative and collaborative approaches to supporting families.

Woman in camouflage fatigues kissing the face of a young girl. Text: Support your military neighbors. Deployment, relocation and separation can be hard on a military parents and their families.

Young girl gardening outside. Text: Preventing child abuse and neglect requires us all to work together. Get new tools for collaboration.

Young girl with daisies in her hair. Text: A caring, responsive adult can help a child heal from trauma. Find out more about how you can make a difference.

Mother kissing her infant child. Text: Child neglect is preventable. Over 75% of child abuse and neglect cases are about neglect. Learn more...

Young girl painting a small birdhouse. Text: Home is where the heart is. Supportive housing helps keep families together.

Young girl plaing in a sprinkler. Text: We want to thank everyone who is part of our prevention community for all the work they do. You're making a difference.

Three adults at a library working together with ribbon. Text: Spark a new conversation in your community. Learn about innovative and collaborative approaches to supporting families.

Man looking forward with his hands clasped. Text: New parents often look to their doctors for parenting advice and support. And research shows that the information doctors provide makes a difference.

Bearded father holds his infant child. Text: Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. Call the National Parent Helpline for emotional support and empowerment: 1-855-4APARENT (1-855-427-2736).

Man holds an infant child. Text: Know a young parent--ask if they need help or support. Here are some ways you can support young parents.

Sesame Street character, Murray, holds a drawing with a young girl. Text: Sometimes you need a little help talking about big issues. Talking with children about a parent's incarceration can help them deal with emotions and lessen stigma.

Young people sitting on outdoor steps. Text: Keep your cool. And let them know cyber-bullying is not cool.

Family hugging each other with mother dressed in camouflage fatigues. Text: Stay connected... even when serving your country takes you away from your home.

An adult fist goes against an infant's fist. Text: Help families build strengths that will keep them strong when things get tough. Learn about protective factors.

Adult females in a library. Text: Reach hearts as well as minds. The Building Community, Building Hope films and discussion toolkits can inspire new conversations on creative ways to support families.

Girl assembles a bouquet of flowers. Text: Stand up to bullying. We can all send the message that bullying behaviour is not okay.

Adult male cradles a female child. Text: Home is where the heart is. Supportive housing helps keep families together.

Young child holds an umbrella. Text: Create a brighter future for you and your child. Learn about some steps you can take to move your family toward greater financial stability.

Male child shows two thumb up. Text: We want to thank everyone who is a part of our prevention community for all the work they do. You're making a difference.

Grandmother plays with model solar-system with granddaughter. Text: Support a parent in recovery. Offer to stay with their kids while they attend meetings or seek treatment.

Father and daughter laughing while lying on grass. Text: Taking care of yourself makes you a better parent. Learn more and get your tune-up tips.

Father hugging son on a couch. Text: Welcome home. Enjoy reconnecting with your family. If it's more complicated than you imagined, you're not alone--and there is help.

Adult female gardening vegetables with girl and boy. Text: Preventing child abuse and neglect requires us all to work together. Get new tools for collaboration.

Father holds smiling daughter on his back while she covers his eyes. Text: Child neglect is preventable. Over 75% of child abuse and neglect cases are about neglect. Learn more...

Female doctor in a mdeical office. Text: Doctors don't just give check-ups. Talk to child's pediatrician when parenting feels overwhelming.

Adult male holding young girl on his back. Text: Child negelct is preventable. Over 75% of child abuse and neglect cases are about neglect. Learn more...

Grandfather laughing with granddaughter. Text: A caring, responsive adult can help a child heal from trauma. Find out more about how you can make a difference.

Older adult male holds smiling little girl. Text: When families are strong, they can keep kids safe. Support families as they build protective factors and protective capacities.

Grandparents playing with the grandchildren at a playground. Text: Support a parent in recovery. Offer to stay with their kids while they attend meetings or seek treatment.

Young girl holds a daffodil. Text: We want to thank everyone who is part of our prevention community for all the work they do. You're making a difference.