April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention month. To bring about awareness of this very important issue, you should see an abundance of blue across the state of Missouri. We want you to be a part of it, so for the month of April, show your blue! The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention and we will be planting a garden of them in a few select locations. These pinwheels represent hope, health, and happiness, the very essence of childhood. If you would like to order pinwheels to plant your own garden, let us know. We appreciate your support! 

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The official #GoBlue date for 2019 has been set for April 5. If you ordered a one of our t-shirts, you are bluing double duty in the Awareness Department and we love that you are! Bringing prevention to the forefront is one small thing YOU can easily do when it comes to keeping kids safe. Thank you for being a part of the CAC movement.


Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels-for-Prevention_ColorWhat is Pinwheels for Prevention?

PINWHEELS are the national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. The pinwheel represents our hope that every child will be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. It is also a call to action, encouraging people everywhere to recognize that children are our future and that we all have a role to play in keeping them safe. All children deserve great childhoods. Your agency or group may want to consider using Pinwheels (either alone or with Blue Ribbons) as a symbol of this positive message.


Bringing Pinwheels of Prevention to your Community

Here are some ways to bring pinwheels to your community:

Plant a Pinwheel Garden

Plant as many as you can or plant pinwheels to recognize:

  • All the children born in your community during the past year.

  • All the children served by your organization, program or school.

  • Your own children, grandchildren or all the children in your neighborhood.

Consider Planting Pinwheels at childcare centers, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, courthouses, health departments, libraries, and other highly visible locations.

Decorate your home, office, classroom or business with Pinwheels.

Put Pinwheels In Vases or flower pots in public places such as libraries, court houses, hospitals, and banks. A small sign can be placed beside the Pinwheels to tell passersby that we all have a role to play in child abuse prevention.

To start your pinwheel garden, and to show your support, order your pinwheels today! Call 660-359-2874 or email awhite@ncmochildren.org

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