Child Abuse Prevention Month

Washington Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) served 6.129 children in 2021.  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 April 1st!  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 www.cacwa.org/prevention-resources
  • Support your local Children’s Advocacy Center.  Click Here for a list of CACs statewide.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

  • April CAP Fact Sheet for Washington State
  • Prevent Child Abuse America Website: https://preventchildabuse.org
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month Website: Click HERE
  • National Children’s Alliance #ItsYourBusiness campaign: Click HERE
  • Link to WE CAN Toolkit: Click HERE
  • Link to Hot Chocolate Talks resources HERE

COLORING PAGES

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:

Coloring-Sheet PDF

Pinwheel-Activity PDF

Pinwheel-Activity PDF 2

HELP US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Help us promote Child Abuse Prevention Month by wearing blue on April 1st!  Then take a selfie or photo and share on social media.  #wearblue4kids

Right-click to save images below to your computer.