Pinwheels for Prevention Fundraiser

 April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

You can make a difference in the life of one child when you donate today and help us spread the word about child abuse prevention.


Pinwheel kits contain 10 pinwheels and a small yard sign. The kits will be available for pick up during the last week of March. You are welcome to come pick up your pinwheel kit before then, just email

Pinwheels for Prevention Order Form

Child Abuse Awareness, Prevention & Education Programs


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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Adults

Stewards of Children® training is for every adult who cares about the safety of children.  Child sexual abuse happens in our homes, neighborhoods, churches, schools, youth sports and online.  It can happen to a child you care about – even your own child.  The Stewards of Children program seeks to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. 

In this training, you will:

*Receive a mix of survivor stories, expert advice and practical guidance for preventing child sexual abuse.

*Learn about making choices, taking risks and supporting each other.

*Get simple strategies to prevent and respond to sexual abuse through Darkness to Light’s 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children.

This program is offered both in person or via Zoom on request to community clubs, groups or organizations within our service area. Learn more about the program here at: 

Schedule your training today by contacting Ashlay Berry at 660-359-2874 or by email at




Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention for Children

Play it Safe! teaches children how to reduce their risk of being sexually abused.



Play it Safe! is a child abuse awareness and prevention program that incorporates age-appropriate scripts and movies to teach children how to reduce their risk of sexual and physical abuse, and sexual assault. It teaches them to recognize potentially abusive behavior, provides the tools to respond to threatening situations, and encourages them to report abuse to a trusted adult.

Play it Safe!® is an evidence-informed, age-appropriate, risk reduction program for Pre-K through high school age students. Since 1983, more than 1.5 million children have learned about personal safety from the Play it Safe! program. Each grade level’s interactive curriculum speaks to children in a way that they can best learn and respond.

*If you would like more information about Play It Safe, or are interested in bringing the program to your school or community, please contact: 

Amanda White

Child & Family Advocate

North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center







Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing

Prevention Institute, a non-profit national center dedicated to improving community health and well-being, is proud to announce the official publication of Prevention is Primary:  Strategies for Community Wellbeing.  Edited by Prevention Institute and Vivian Chavez of San Francisco State University, Prevention Is Primary aims to move practitioners from the margins of prevention to its core by defining the elements of quality prevention efforts, identifying best practices, and illustrating the application of prevention principles in a multitude of settings.