April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels are a symbol of the great childhoods that all children deserve! This April, we’re joining the Washington State Department of Early Learning Strengthening Families program to bring everyone together – from parents to business owners to elected officials – to recognize the fact that we all have a role to play in the healthy development of children.

It’s easier than you think to make an impact on children in your community! Three ideas are to:

Mentor

Mentor a child or parent in your community by coaching a rec sports team, offering assistance to a new parent, or volunteer to help staff pre- and after-school programs. When children and parents get the support and help they need, good things happen!

Advocate

Let your elected officials know you support programs that make a difference for families in your community. From home visiting to pre-vention services, you can call or write your federal, state and local legislators to tell them you want them to make children a priority!

Donate

Organizations like your local Prevent Child Abuse America rely on support from individuals like you to keep serving children and familes. Every donation makes a difference!

Made a difference this April?

Let us know! Post a picture of your pinwheel alongside #GreatChildhoods and a  message of what you did or will do to support children!