ABILENE, Texas -

The Abilene Police Department and the Child Advocacy Center are teaming up to spotlight Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge told the community about their "Lock Out Child Abuse" campaign.

Throughout this month the public will have seven opportunities to learn about child abuse and how to stop it. The CAC says even if you feel removed from the abuse, you still have a responsibility.

"It's not enough to be aware," said Vicki Gibson, a board member for the Child Advocacy Center. "You have to be educated on what to do. I have people call me and say 'I think this child is being abused what can I do?' You can call, that's what you need to do."

Every year more than three million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than six million children