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Lead by Example

Our mission is important. And our message is simple – by being a positive role model for everyone in our community to follow we can all help prevent child abuse and neglect in our communities.

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Child Abuse and Neglect Affects Families From All Walks of Life

It impacts communities across the country. And in the 23 counties of Eastern and Southeast Ohio, certain factors such as unmet basic needs and limited child care options put children at greater risk. That’s why the Southeast & Eastern Ohio Regional Prevention Councils developed Lead by Example, an initiative designed to support families, build stronger communities and connect people to the information they need to help protect children from abuse and neglect.

A National Issue

The youngest children are the most vulnerable. Nationally, more than one-quarter of victims are younger than 3 years old.

Most child abuse and neglect happens within the family. The majority of people that cause or allow the maltreatment of children are caregivers.

At least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year. This is likely an understatement.

Neglect is the most frequent form of maltreatment. Of the children who experience maltreatment, three-quarters were neglected.

Be a Leader In Your Community


Leading the Way Towards Stronger Families

We all have a role to play in supporting children and families in our communities.

Strengthening Family Bonds

From parents and siblings to aunts and uncles, every family member can help protect against abuse and neglect.

Supporting Those Who Work WIth Children

Professionals that work directly with families and children are often on the front lines of the issue of child abuse and neglect.

Encouraging Community Involvement

In our communities, every member has a role to play in helping children reach their full potential.

If you're concerned that a child is being abused or neglected, report it