Raising awareness is a critical first step in preventing child abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Prevention Month, held every April, is the annual opportunity for us to join voices with our 125 local partners and show we are a powerful force for children and families in South Carolina.
By planting pinwheel gardens, supporting proclamations and hosting awareness events, prevention partners provide a very visible presence in local communities. They also ensure that comprehensive, community-based prevention efforts are at work in South Carolina.
Standing with its national partners, Children’s Trust is using the PCA America theme of #GreatChildhoods to highlight the ways people can engage in everyday activities in their neighborhoods, schools, community centers, civic groups and churches to prevent child abuse and neglect. The campaign objective is to inspire and foster action among the public to get involved in child abuse prevention efforts in their communities.