Community planners, policy makers and community foundations play a role by helping to build communities that support families. The Colorado Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action shares a vision for communities to work collectively and locally to prevent child maltreatment. It will guide planning and mobilize action to ensure all children are valued, healthy and thriving.
Child Abuse Prevention Month Awareness Tools
Everything that your organization will need to help raise awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM)
Swipe through the banner below to find out more about the following:
- Order Pinwheels
- CAPM Event - Day at the Capital (April 2, 2019)
- CAPM Outreach Grant (Chance to win $5,000)
- Pinwheel Photo Contest
- CAPM 2019 Toolkit
- Add your CAPM event
By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions - it has come to serve as a reminder of the safe, stable, and nurturing childhoods we want for all children. It is the national symbol for child abuse prevention.
The pinwheel is an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures all children deserve.
lluminate Colorado, the Colorado Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America leads the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign for Colorado. The campaign began in Colorado in 2009 and has progressively expanded across the state. Co4kids is proud to partner with Illuminate Colorado to help prevent child abuse in Colorado.
Visit www.illuminatecolorado.org/order-pinwheels to order your pinwheels today!
Child Abuse Prevention Month Event
Join Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Campaign Partners to launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Colorado.
Communities across the nation and Colorado are planting pinwheel gardens and wearing blue as a sign of our collective commitment to prioritizing children and families.
Visit the CAPM event page for the agenda and other information.
Organization That Recruits The Most People To Attend CAPM To Receive $5,000
The Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness campaign will be awarding $5,000 to the organization that has the most number of people attend the CAPM Launch rally on Tuesday, April 2nd.
Visit the CAPM Toolkit to find language for newsletters and content to be shared on social media to help you recruit. Happy recruiting!
Pinwheel Photo Contest
During Child Abuse Prevention Month this April 2019, CO4Kids and Illuminate Colorado are partnering to hold a statewide pinwheel photo contest in Colorado. Winners will receive grants to be used to support organizations striving to prevent child abuse and neglect. Be creative to show your support for prevention!
Winners will be announced in early May.
Checkout the CAPM Toolkit for CAPM key messages, downloadable memes and social media messaging.
Add Your CAPM Event
Do you have plans for CAPM? Don't forget to add them to the CO4Kids event calendar to have it featured!
Colorado’s child welfare system is a state supervised and county administered system. This means the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare oversees practice and provides policy direction for county human services employees.
County human services employees work directly with families to strengthen a family’s ability to protect and care for their children; minimizing harm to youth, and ensuring timely permanency planning. Permanency planning is a social work process that seeks a permanent living situation for each child entering the foster system. When safety is not possible within a family, services focus on the child’s need for a stable, permanent home as quickly as possible.