April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, first observed following a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. During the month, individuals and organizations unite to address the causes of child abuse, maltreatment and neglect and work toward solutions to end such incidents.

When most hear “child abuse,” images of spankings or beatings come to mind, but according to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, neglect (lack of basic needs, malnutrition) is the most common form of abuse.