USC Kappa Delta's plant pinwheels on campus.

USC Kappa Delta's plant pinwheels at Davis Field as part of Kappa Delta’s efforts to put a spotlight on Child Abuse Prevention Month.

We know when we work together – families, friends, communities – more child children have a great childhood.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

We use this month to acknowledge the importance of our communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and draw attention to the effective solution of prevention.

Prevention partners

Children’s Trust is home to Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina (PCA SC), the state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. To strengthen child abuse prevention efforts across South Carolina, we offer qualifying organizations serving in local communities the opportunity to be a Prevention Partner of PCA SC. Participation gives organizations a connection to statewide prevention and advocacy efforts, unified messaging for Child Abuse Prevention Month, shared learning with other partners, and access to prevention resources and materials.

Children's Trust logo combined with Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina logo.

Why prevention partners are important

Prevention Partners provide a very visible presence for preventing child abuse and neglect by planting pinwheels gardens and raising awareness in their communities. They also ensure that comprehensive, community-based prevention efforts are at work in South Carolina.

The pinwheel symbolizes the carefree spirit of great childhoods, when children grow up happy, healthy, nurtured and safe. Partners can use pinwheels in a number of ways, including planting a pinwheel garden in a public place, using them to make bouquets to be displayed at events, or in an organization's office.

Share and attend community prevention events

Keep us informed on the Child Abuse Prevention Month activities in your community, and keep up with what others are doing. Our events listing also includes professional development opportunities. We have an easy online form where you can submit your events. Your event will be reviewed before it is posted. Please allow 24-48 hours for us to post it on our Upcoming Events.

Our upcoming events

Support Child Abuse Prevention Month

Here are some great ways you can support Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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National Resources

Resources, publications, calendars and more.

View national resources
Prevention Partner Events

Find your local prevention partners and participate in their events.

View our upcoming events
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Pinwheel activity

Download the pinwheel activity sheets and post pictures on social media.

Pinwheel activity (PDF)

Download the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation and have it passed by your local municipality.

Proclamation (PDF)

For more information

Adrienne Bellinger
Chief Development Officer
Michael Shirley
Community Relations Coordinator