April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Child Abuse Prevention Month Overview
During the month of April, Prevent Child Abuse Colorado works with partners across the state on the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign. The Pinwheels campaign is focused on promoting the great childhoods that all children deserve and engaging individuals, businesses, and communities in joining together to build strong families and prevent child maltreatment.
Child Abuse Prevention Month Events
CAP Month Kick-off Rally
Every year Illuminate Colorado and partners gather at the Colorado State Capitol to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month in Colorado! Stay tuned for details…
2018 #Pinwheels4Prevention Photo Contest
For Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018, CO4Kids and Illuminate Colorado partnered to hold a statewide pinwheel photo contest. Thank you to everyone that participated and to our contest sponsors!
Check out the rest of the photo contest submissions:
Start planning for 2019 - we can’t wait to see what Coloradans come up with next year!
Wear Blue Day - Friday, April 5th 2019
Illuminate Colorado is participating in Wear Blue 2019, a day dedicated to celebrating child abuse prevention efforts across the country. You can get involved in Wear Blue day by:
• Wearing blue on April 5th and tell people you are participating in a national day to highlight child abuse prevention.
• Take a picture of yourself and your colleagues all dressed in blue and share it on your favorite social media platform using the #WearBlue hashtag.
• Share a story of how you help mentor children, advocate for policies that keep kids safe, or donate time or money to a local child serving organization and inspire others to get involved during Child Abuse Prevention month.
We encourage everyone in Colorado to check out the hashtag #WearBlue on twitter and Facebook to see how they can get involved during Child Abuse Prevention month!
Resources for Families
The Strengthening Families Five Protective Factors serve as a framework for preventing child abuse.
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
Concrete Supports in Times of Need
Social and Emotional Health of Children
Child Abuse Prevention Annual Reports
Check out all of the events and activities that took place during previous Child Abuse Prevention Months by downloading the annual reports below!
CAP Month Toolkit
Illuminate Colorado partners with the Colorado Department of Human Services to develop the annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit.
The 2018 theme was:
We all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect.
Available from CO 4 Kids:
8.5 x 11 Flyers
11 x 17 Posters
Print or Electronic Banners
Sample Letter to the Editor
Two :30 Second PSA Samples
Sample Press Release
Social Media Tools