Child Abuse Prevention Month

Children in a religious program

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. While work is done all year round, during this month a special emphasis is placed on the importance of learning how to protect the vulnerable from this evil.

Over the last 24 years, the Diocese of Orlando has established a commitment to safety, justice and healing to protect our vulnerable populations. Learn more about our commitment to holding ourselves accountable here.

Click here for bilingual resources from the USCCB including a Novena, reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Warning Signs of Potential Abusers, 10 Tips for Protecting Children and more.

Let us pray

May Church leaders, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, promote justice and healing for survivors of abuse. May those who have been abused receive the courage to tell their story. May they be believed, supported and accompanied on their paths to healing.

April 2019