April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month long campaign will feature events across Florida including pinwheel gardens, public awareness activities and Wear Blue Day. Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign to raise awareness and support for community services and public policies that prioritize healthy child, family and community development.
This year's Pinwheels for Prevention campaign also includes numerous events held across the state throughout the month of April. For more information on an event near you or to add an event please visit https://www.ounce.org/capevents.asp.
You may continue to place pinwheel and resource book orders. Remember, all non-profit organizations receive a discounted price on pinwheels. Contact Nydia Ntouda at (850) 921-4494, ext. 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your discount code. As always, resource books (caregiver guides) are available to direct service agencies at no cost!
The Pinwheel Map on our website provides a pinwheel icon and click-thru to all our CAP Month partners across Florida. To view our map visit, www.ounce.org/CAPMonth.html . If you don't see your location and you have placed a pinwheel or resource book order, please let us know.
The partner toolkit has been revised and improved in order to offer helpful information for print media by providing talking points about the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. The toolkit includes social media images, animations and a calendar to be used on social media for the month of April. To access the toolkit visit, www.ounce.org/CAP_toolkit.html We are excited to see your events posted on social media. Use these hashtags on your Child Abuse Prevention Month posts: #CAPMonth, #Greatchildhoods and #PinwheelsforPrevention.
Please join us on April 5 for Wear Blue Day 2019. Wearing blue is a simple way to show support of child abuse prevention efforts throughout Florida. Encourage partners and friends to wear blue and post photos of your crew to Facebook. We look forward to seeing your posts!
Thank you for your continued efforts to keep children safe and promote positive parenting in our state!