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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  It was established in 1983 after decades of efforts by children’s advocates who pushed to create and change laws to protect those most vulnerable in society. The purpose of the month is to raise national awareness about child abuse prevention and how individuals and communities can help prevent the abuse and neglect of children.   

#GoBlueSEK   Why Blue?

The meaning behind wearing blue comes from a grandmother, Bonnie Finney, from Virginia who lost her grandson to child abuse and neglect. In remembrance of her late grandson, she tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car. She vowed to never forget the battered, bruised bodies of her grandchildren. That one small ribbon spiraled into millions of people wearing blue to spread the word about preventing child abuse. Join the CAC in wearing blue each Friday in the month of April. 

Pinwheels for Prevention

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign in order to promote healthy child development and raise awareness to prevent childe abuse and neglect. 

Why Pinwwheels?

The Blue Pinwheel represents childlike whimsy and lightheartedness. It represents the great childhoods all children deserve and the prevention efforts that help make them happen. Today, the pinwheel inspires all of us to play a role in providing the best possible environment for every child to flourish and thrive. 

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