We recognize that the added stress of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Colorado, the closure of schools and child care services and social distancing places children and families at greater risk for toxic stress and child maltreatment. We need to support each other now more than ever, just from six feet away or simply checking in online, text or phone call to see how a friend is doing. You can still talk to one another, in fact it is critical that you do. 

Illuminate Colorado intends to continue to support raising awareness for the prevention of child abuse next month and we will continue to promote positive messages and information through our social media channels for parents and caregivers to help navigate this situation. 

Because shipping and handling of pinwheels may be impacted by this current crisis, we highly encourage you to ORDER pinwheels immediately if you plan to have pinwheels at your home or work during the month of April. We are assessing the situation daily, but there may be a disruption in shipping processes. We will update the www.copinwheelsforprevention.org website with updated information and inform pinwheels recipients if your order will not be able to be fulfilled in a timely-manner. 

We encourage you to join us for the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, March 18
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
RSVP to add to your calendar and get call-in and web link. 

[REGISTRATION IS CLOSED]

We will talk about ways you can get active online during child abuse prevention month and provide a space to connect with one another to learn how other communities and organizations are handling this unique circumstance. 

Many of the statewide efforts during child abuse prevention month were focused on online engagement, but we understand that many local communities are canceling or reevaluating child abuse prevention month activities for April. 

Communicating positive messages that support parents and children are paramount. We are offering the Strengthening Communications Network, a new FREE tool included with the download of the Pinwheels for Prevention Awareness Toolkit [TOOLKIT NO LONGER AVAILABLE] to anyone who would like to receive daily suggested content to help strengthen families, please email Illuminate Colorado Communications Director KFacchinello@illuminatecolorado.org if you would like to join or simply download the toolkit [TOOLKIT NO LONGER AVAILABLE] for child abuse prevention month to learn more. 

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