April is proclaimed to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM). It is a month dedicated to raising awareness of child abuse, reducing the stigma that surrounds the topic, educating the public on how to recognize and report child abuse, promoting prevention strategies, and encouraging communities and families to work together and support one another to create a safe and stable environment where children can reach their full potential. Everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse, so look below for ways to make a difference this Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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To report child abuse or neglect contact the Florida Abuse Hotline at:


Child Protection Center, Inc.

720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277
Fax: 941-953-7181

North Port Office

5600 Peace River Road
 North Port, FL 34287
To Contact Supervised Visitation
Phone: 941-423-1921

Arcadia Office

222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: 941-365-1277