The following are issues acknowledged during the month of April on the Internet, television, calendars and radio:

  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Month of the Young Child
  • National Child Abuse Prevention
  • World Health Day — April 7th
  • Earth Day — April 22nd
  • Arbor Day — April 29th

Obviously, all of these issues are vital, but they seem to beunrelated. Yet, there is a common denominator if we look more closely: an awareness of the presence of neglect, abuse and exploitation in our nation and our world, to people and to our home, Earth.