Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. 

Child Abuse Prevention Month Events in Colorado

Kick Off Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Colorado State Capitol -
April 4th, 2017 from 11am-12pm


Child advocates from across Colorado will joined together to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month! We all wore blue to show our commitment to preventing child abuse in our state's capitol.

At the event, we celebrated Governor Hickenlooper's proclamation of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and featured speakers highlighted the importance of supporting families and preventing child maltreatment.


Pinwheels for Prevention Event at Coors Field
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants- Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 1:10pm 

Bring the family and join Illuminate Colorado and the Colorado Rockies in cheering on Child Abuse Prevention Month on Opening Weekend!  

Buy your discounted tickets at
(promo code: CAPMONTH)

Contact Executive Director, Jade Woodard, to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!


Pinwheels for Prevention

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.


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

CAP Month Toolkit

Illuminate Colorado is partnering with the Colorado Department of Human Services to develop the 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit. 

This year's theme is:

We all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect.

Toolkit Materials

CAP Month Talking Points (Download)
Pinwheels Planning Guide (Download)
Sample Proclamation
Sample Resolution
Social Media Calendar

Available from CO 4 Kids:

8.5 x 11 Flyers
11 x 17 Posters
  Print or Electronic Banners

Newsletter Blurb
Sample Letter to the Editor
Two :30 Second PSA Samples
Sample Press Release

Social Media Tools

Download at