Child Abuse Prevention Month Overview

During the month of April, Prevent Child Abuse Colorado works with partners across the state on the #PinwheelsforPrevention Campaign.  The Pinwheels campaign is focused on promoting the #greatchildhoods 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

Child Abuse Prevention Month Day at the Capitol
Join Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Campaign Partners to launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Colorado. Communities across the nation and Colorado are planting pinwheel gardens and wearing blue as a sign of our collective commitment to prioritizing children and families. RSVP today!

2019 #Pinwheels4Prevention Photo Contest
For Child Abuse Prevention Month 2019, CO4Kids and Illuminate Colorado are partnering to hold a statewide pinwheel photo contest. Learn more!

Thank you to everyone who participated in 2018, and to our contest sponsors! Check out the winners and submissions from last year below.

1st Place Winner - Foster Source  $1,000 from Co4kids

1st Place Winner - Foster Source

$1,000 from Co4kids

2nd Place - Foster Together  $500 from the Kempe Foundation

2nd Place - Foster Together

$500 from the Kempe Foundation

3rd Place - Mount Saint Vincent Home  $250 from Get Grounded Foundation

3rd Place - Mount Saint Vincent Home

$250 from Get Grounded Foundation

Check out the rest of the photo contest submissions:

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.

  • Parental Resilience

  • Social Connections

  • 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!

Awareness Month Toolkit

Illuminate Colorado partners with the Colorado Department of Human Services to develop the annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit. 

  • 8.5 x 11 Flyers

  • 11 x 17 Posters  Print or Electronic Banners

  • Newsletter Blurb

  • Sample Letter to the Editor

  • Sample Resolution

  • Sample proclamation

  • Two :30 Second PSA

  • Sample Press Release

  • Social Media Tools

Planning Materials

2019 Campaign Planning Guide -
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