Wednesday, April 8, 2020

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Illuminate Colorado and Prevent Child Abuse America have a toolkit, resources, and concrete actions that we can all take throughout the month of April to prevent child abuse and make sure great childhoods happen for all kids in Colorado.

Everything has changed.

Things have changed for every family in Colorado during the COVID-19 public health crisis, so, the tools EVERYONE NEEDS to prevent child abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM) have changed too.

Thank you for your patience as we worked with our national partners at Prevent Child Abuse America to update materials and messaging. 


Updated Toolkit Items


Media Outreach Update


Download Media Advisory distributed today.

If you are a parent, foster parent, caregiver, home visitor, caseworker, community member, representative from a government or nonprofit agency, or elected official willing to engage with this campaign to strengthen families in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis and wiling to talk to the media about what you have planned, complete the speakers bureau form.

We will be distributing a press release announcement to launch the campaign at 5:00 am on April 1 and continue to look for ways to engage the media throughout the month.

We encourage you to use the virtual story-telling opportunities on the Inspirational Center ASAP to talk about how you or your organization are #DoingmypartCO to Make #Greatchildhoods Right Now. 
Kick off national child abuse prevention month on April 3 on National #WearBlueDay2020 by wearing blue at home and sharing your photos on social media.

Show your support for #greatchildhoods.

Take the Pledge to Strengthen Families Right Now

Everyone can be a positive influence for their family and friends online. You have the power to influence your community. Pledge to strengthen families and receive daily social media posts. 
#DoingMyPartCO includes promoting the five things every family needs right now to stay strong and get daily challenges throughout the month of April to make #greatchildhoods happen at home and in your community.

Livestream: 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month Launch - April 7

Join the together to launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Colorado. In light of public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19, this event will be held online only on April 7, 2020. 

Share Your Story. Inspire Others.


SUBMIT A STORY  

Thank someone or an organization that is making #greatchildhoods happen in your home or community right now.

SUBMIT A PHOTO  

Enter a photo for a chance to win a mini-grant for your favorite Colorado nonprofit serving children and families! Show us what is giving you strength to make #greatchildhoods happen in your home or community.

SUBMIT A VIDEO

Share you thoughts on how #DoingmypartCO means strengthening families right now. Post a video on Instagram or Twitter with the sentence  #DoingmypartCO to Make #Greatchildhoods Right Now to get added to the Inspirational Video Gallery.

PINWHEEL COLORING SHEET

Download the pinwheel coloring sheet, color it and post it in the window and take a photo. Share this giveaway with friends and organize a pinwheel scavenger hunt for the kids in the neighborhood.

ORDER PINWHEELS

Due to a stay-at-home order for the City and County of Denver we are unable to ship items. You are welcome to continue ordering items, in fact we appreciate your support and look forward to fulfilling all orders when it is safe for our employees to return to our office in Denver, Colorado. ​Thank you for your patience as we continue to try to raise awareness for the prevention of child maltreatment together.

Thank you, again for your patience We hope these tools help everyone engage and inspire communities to strengthening families right now.  There will be MANY MORE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES throughout the month.

Please continue to visit the Inspiration CenterSubscribe to get updates from the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign in Colorado or follow the social media channels of Illuminate Colorado.