Increasing Awareness of Prevention

We all play a role in making sure our state is the best place for children and families to thrive. With the support of engaged communities and nurturing families, we can give every child a great childhood and ensure they grow up to become productive citizens.

We invite you to join us and show your commitment to North Carolina’s children by recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month in April and year round. Whether you are planning a large community-wide event or just want to show your neighbors that you support children, we have tools and resources to help you create awareness of prevention and your great work!

Tools and Resources for Increasing Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

  • Talking About Prevention - tools to help create a unified voice for children and help increase support for effective strategies that ensure child well-being, including research-based messaging tips proven to increase support for policies that support children and families and sample materials to use in public awareness campaigns

  • Pinwheels for Prevention® Toolkit - the pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse prevention, symbolizing the great childhood and bright future we want all children to have. We offer tools to help you plan and host your pinwheel garden or event, including work plans, ideas for using pinwheels, instructions for making your own pinwheels and pinwheel-themed items, downloadable pinwheel coloring sheets, pinwheel garden fliers, brochures, and signs.

  • Social Media Toolkit - tools and tips for making the most of social media to increase awareness of prevention year round, including images, cover photos, and profile pictures to download and customize

  • Tips for Working with the Media - tools and tips for working with the media and sample media materials, including press releases, public service announcements, letters to the editor, and more

  • Working with Elected Officials - tools and tips for engaging elected officials in your Child Abuse Prevention Month activities, including sample invitations

  • Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect - links to child abuse and neglect statistics and prevention research and strategies to use in your public awareness activities and campaigns

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation - can be customized for your county, city, or region

  • About Child Abuse Prevention Month - history of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and links to information about the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

  • Online Store - Pinwheels for Prevention® materials, brochures, and jewelry to help you increase awareness

For More Information

Please contact Kristie Demers, Communications Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-829-8009, ext. 619.

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

A chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America

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