"Cost Avoidance is the key; therefore, my question is: Why Wouldn’t We Do All We Can to Prevent Abuse [before] It Begins?
Let us not delude ourselves. Preventing abuse is a multifaceted approach. Effective prevention programs support parents and teach positive parenting skills. Ongoing care of children and families can reduce the risk of abuse reoccurring and can minimize its consequences.
Education is Key. Forget the moral, ethical, religious, etc., aspects of preventing abuse. We may simply begin with Education. It is what drove me to eventually Break the Cycle."