Child Abuse Prevention Month

Washington Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) served 6,685 children in 2022.  Each visit to a CAC brings young victims of abuse one step closer to the hope, healing, and justice they need and deserve.

Child abuse is preventable, and it begins with each of us.  We can all do something to make our communities a better, safer place for children.  Here are ways you can help:

  • Wear Blue March 31st!  Kick off Child Abuse Prevention month by wearing blue!  Take a selfie or picture with friends to share on social media to show your commitment to protecting kids.
  • Plant a Pinwheel Garden!  Raise awareness throughout the month by planning a pinwheel garden at your home or business.
  • Share on social media! Post the images below on your social media to help spread awareness.
  • Have a “Hot Chocolate Talk”: Talk to your child about preventing sexual abuse and how to stay safe!
  • Learn about the Protective Factors to promote well-being and prevent child abuse & neglect.
  • Be a source of support for others!  Parenting is tough! If you know a neighbor, co-worker, friend, or relative who is struggling – reach out.  Offer to babysit, tutor, provide a safe space to turn, or simply listen and be supportive to help ease the burden.
  • Explore a variety of resources and share with others at
  • Support your local Children’s Advocacy Center.  Click HERE for a list of CACs statewide.


Here are additional resources & information for raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month:


These PDF files are available to print or share with others as coloring pages or to create your own pinwheel.

Click on links below to download:

Pinwheel Coloring Sheet


Pinwheel-Activity PDF 2



Help us promote Child Abuse Prevention Month by wearing blue on March 31st!  Then take a selfie or photo and share on social media.  #wearblue4kids