TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, but child abuse awareness is important every single day.
A child is abused every thirty minutes in Ohio.
Ohioans are encouraged to wear blue on April 11 to shed a light on this serious issue .
Wear Blue is a statewide campaign put on the Ohio Children's Trust Fund that takes place on the second Wednesday of every April.
You are encouraged to wear blue to work, school or anywhere you may be going to show support for preventing child abuse and neglect.
A simple act of kindness could prevent child abuse from happening, as substance abuse and social isolation are main causes of abuse.
"The goal at the end of this for our campaign here for April is to let everyone know that child abuse is still happening. We need to continue our efforts to prevent it and we need to let everyone know that they have a role in it. Anyone can be a hero," said Meliss Klorer of the Northwest Ohio Children's Trust Fund.