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Child Abuse Prevention Month is rapidly approaching!

This year's campaign will kick off with a press conference at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, April 4, and will be hosted by First Lady Ann Scott. Speakers include Secretary Mike Carroll of the Florida Department of Children and Families and State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. Celeste Philip. The 2017 Pinwheels for Prevention campaign will also include numerous local events held around the state throughout the month of April. For information on an event near you or to add your event to the list please visit,

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New for 2017! The Microgarden Pinwheel Pack allows small businesses and individuals to champion healthy, happy childhoods by planting a pinwheel garden.To order a Microgarden Pinwheel Pack, visit, For more creative ideas for displaying your pinwheels go to  

Reminders and Resources:
The Monique Burr Foundation is offering free professional development courses online which include topics such as Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Florida, Real World Safety and Protecting Youth Online and Off from Bullying. For more information and registration, visit,

Don't forget to tag Prevent Child Abuse Florida when you post your event photos to Facebook.

Family development, caregiver/advocacy guides and other resources are still available for order by visiting, 

Please contact Chris, or Nydia, or call 850-921-4494 for more information.


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Children’s Week 2017
Children’s Week is scheduled for March 26–31, 2017. The week will begin with the annual ‘Hanging of the Hands’ throughout the Capitol Rotunda. PCA Florida will have a large presence during Children’s Day at the Capitol, including partnering with Healthy Families Florida to bring a storybook to life in the Storybook Village. For more information, visit, We hope to see you there!



Parent Leadership Academy

PCA Florida and the Florida Department of Children and Families launched part 1 of our Parent Leadership Academy. Parent Leadership Academy is a three-part series of workshops that seeks to develop parent leaders, build networks of community advocates and provide information to strengthen the work we do on behalf of Florida’s children. Phase 1 was implemented during December and January by holding focus groups and collecting surveys that provide valuable information to inform this year's Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. Stayed tuned, phases 2 and 3 will be implemented in the coming months, and a heartfelt thank you to those who participated in part 1. 

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For more information on the Parent Leadership Academy projest, contact Chris Lolley at .



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