Child Abuse Prevention Month | About & Event List

News Cover of SSW April Events for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness about child abuse and neglect and promoting strategies to prevent it. This month serves as a time to educate communities, families, and individuals about the importance of supporting children’s safety, well-being, and development. It also provides an opportunity to advocate for policies and resources aimed at preventing child abuse and providing support to those affected.

Join us in creating a brighter future for vulnerable children and families by supporting the establishment of a Center on Children and Family Services at the UGA School of Social Work.

Read More & Donate:




Kickoff Event!

When: Monday, April 1

Where: SSW | YouTube

Pinwheels | Video Series | Crowd Funder


To kickoff National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the UGA Child Welfare Stipend Program team is releasing their first video series titled, “Trauma-Informed Services for Child Welfare.” This 15-part interview series with UGA alumni, professors, and current students outlines different treatment modalities for people who may have experienced some trauma, or issues related to maltreatment. These are modalities that are often used for individuals who are involved with the child welfare system.


Save a Life: Stop Opioid Overdoses

When: Tuesday, April 9, 12:20 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.

Where: UGA SSW | Room 245


*Pizza provided


Join us for lunch on April 9th at 12:20p in room 245 for a presentation on Naloxone and opioid overdose prevention. Participants will learn to recognize potential signs of an overdose and understand the mechanism of action of naloxone in such situations. Additionally, they will gain insight into the Georgia Amnesty Law and UGA campus Responsible Action Protocol, while also increasing awareness of support services available at UGA for substance userelated issues. This presentation is open to all UGA students, faculty, and staff.

Sign Up Here:


Lunch & Learn | EMDR & Trauma: A Clinical Practice Panel

When: Monday, April 15, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Where: Online | Zoom


This online event will provide an overview of clinical practice as it relates to trauma and EMDR from a panel of certified EMDR LCSWs. This event is open to all UGA SSW MSW Students (Athens, Gwinnett, & Online.) The recording will be available for those who are unable to attend.

Sign Up Here:


Movie Screening | Dawnland

When: Monday, April 15, 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Where: UGA SSW | Room 104

*Pizza provided

Join us for pizza on April 15th as we watch the Emmy Award Winning 2018 documentary, Dawnland.

Synopsis: For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to “save them from being Indian.” In Maine, the first official Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States begins a historic investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

Sign Up Here:




Community Agency Resource Fair

When: Monday, April 22, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: UGA SSW Courtyard

*Free King of Pops!

Join us during the lunch hour on Monday, April 22 for our first ever community agency resource fair where you can learn about some of the services that exists out in our community. There will be over a dozen agencies present that serve children and families in the Athens Greater Athens area. Stop by to learn about resources that they offer, services, programing, and open positions they will be hiring for. Did we mention free King of Pops?!




Join our commitment to well-being and social justice.

Apply Today Make a Gift