April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

This April, it’s your turn to make a difference for kids in your neighborhood.

To raise awareness of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse New York and its sister chapters around the nation mobilize Pinwheels for Prevention® campaigns. New Yorkers promise to prevent abuse by distributing pinwheels and hosting educational events.

Pinwheels are a symbol of a happy, carefree childhood and the belief that getting it right for kids early is less costly than trying to fix problems after things go wrong. Everyone has a role in preventing child abuse and supporting families.

You, businesses, schools, community organizations, volunteers, policy makers and families can get involved by:

  • Planting pinwheel gardens in a public place.
  • Wearing pinwheel lapel pins.
  • Displaying car and storefront window clings.
  • Playing host to events for families.
  • Signing a promise to prevention.

PCANY offers you the tools to be an active part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our Community Resource Guide includes many ideas for getting involved and making a difference.. It’s your turn to make a difference for a child.