Much planning and preparation is underway for Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is recognized throughout the month of April each year. This year, Prevent Child Abuse Florida will continue our partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families to launch the 2020 Pinwheels for Prevention public awareness campaign.
Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign designed to change the way we think about preventing child abuse. While recognizing and reporting child abuse are certainly important, research shows there are a variety of things individuals, businesses and organizations can do to prevent abuse before it ever begins. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention and a whimsical reminder that all children deserve to live in nurturing environments that provide opportunities for healthy development. Focusing on prevention is better for children and far less costly to society than treating the consequences of abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). PCA Florida encourages everyone to find ways each day to support family stability and healthy child development, because strong families and healthy children lay the foundation for safe and prosperous communities for all of us.
The Pinwheel Map on our website provides a pinwheel icon and click-thru to all our CAP Month partners across Florida. To view the map visit: https://www.ounce.org/pinwheel_map.html. If you don't see your location and you have placed a pinwheel or resource book order, please let us know.
2020 Pinwheel Orders
We are still accepting pinwheel orders for Child Abuse Prevention Month. In order to receive pinwheels by April 1 orders must be placed by March 13. We cannot guarantee delivery by April 1 on any order placed after this date.To purchase pinwheels visit: https://www.ounce.org/CAP_Orders/order_other_resources.asp
2020 Parenting and Advocacy Guides and Campaign Toolkit
The 2020 parenting and advocacy guides are available to order. Our advocacy guide received a major makeover and contains updated information on Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Protective Factors. Our 2020 Campaign Toolkit is also available to view and download. It is full of templates, graphics and other resources to help you replicate the campaign according to your community’s needs while maintaining a consistent campaign message across the state for the greatest possible public impact.To place your order for guides visit: https://www.ounce.org/order_resources.asp and to download our Campaign Toolkit, please visit: https://www.ounce.org/CAP_Toolkit.html
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