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 2017

Check out all of the events and activities that took place in April 2017! Download the report below.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Child Abuse Prevention Month so successful in 2017! We are looking forward to joining together next April for another month of advocacy, building awareness, and supporting families.

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.


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