Washington Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) served 6,632 children in 2023.  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 on April 5th to Kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month! 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.
  • Plant a Pinwheel in honor or memory of someone special.  Check out our Virtual Pinwheel Garden!
  • Share on social media! Use the links below to access images you can share 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 struggling, reach out.  Offer to babysit, tutor, provide a safe space to turn, or 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 to find your local CAC.


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 the links below to download:


Please help us promote Child Abuse Prevention Month by wearing blue on April 5th!  Then, take a selfie or photo and share it on social media. Also, use these posts to post on your social media platforms to help spread the word about Child Abuse Prevention Month! To download, you can right-click and then choose save image as! In the caption of the post, add why this month is important to you and tag it with a hashtag!  #wacares4kids  #wearblue4kids #greatchildhoods  #2024childabusepreventionmonth


A Twibbon is a tool that allows people to add badges to their social media profiles, showing support for a particular cause. The best part of Twibbon is that it’s temporary and incredibly easy to use!

1. Click the link to add the badge to your social media pages.
2. Click the “Share this campaign” button on the same page you used to
    add the badge.
3. A message will be sent to all your friends, encouraging them to join.

Share the twibbon early and often! The more people who sign up early, the more traction the campaign will gain as the month progresses.