April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

And, local organizations like South Florida-based Amigos for Kids are staging campaigns to raise awareness on the alarming statistics.

Amigos for Kids President Rosa Plasencia says the statistics are alarming, with four children dying daily as a result of child abuse or neglect.

Of those deaths, 80 percent of the children are under 2 years old and many meet their fate at the hands of their own parent or parents.

Plasencia says the community has a responsibility to report even any suspicion of abuse in order to prevent and stop it.

Over 3.7 million cases of abuse or neglect are reported each year across the country.







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