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Be a Champion for Children.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

Join the statewide campaign to grow a better tomorrow for children in South Carolina.

Raising awareness is a critical first step in preventing child abuse and neglect. When we take action to help families thrive, children have the opportunity to grow up safe, healthy and strong.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit (PDF)

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Share prevention messages

Social media templates are available for your organization to use for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. The graphics are customizable and follow the theme, Be a Champion for Children. Some of the posts are timely and others can be posted anytime in April.

Use these Canva templates to share adaptable messages about Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Spotlight template

Event template

Thank You template

April is CAP Month template

Did You Know template

Three Ways template

Quote template

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Make a donation

Give the Gift of Prevention

Donations help Children’s Trust provide funding, resources and training to community-based organizations that implement programs proven to prevent child abuse and ensure families and communities grow strong.

Donate today

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Support Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

Sample Proclamation
Sample Proclamation

A proclamation presented by city and county governments is an effective way to build awareness for child abuse prevention with community decisions makers and leaders.

Sample proclamation (DOCX)
Submit your proclamation to us
Sample Press Release
Sample Press Release

News releases can be used to publicize Child Abuse Prevention Month pinwheel events and partnership activities.

Sample press release (DOCX)
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Event Flyer Template

A customizable template is available for you to create 8.5 x 11 paper flyers for CAP Month events.

Event flyer template (DOCX)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Resources

Check out the Child Welfare Information Gateway for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National resources for CAP Month
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Research and Data

Our collection of research and data helps you focus on policies and programs that will lead to the greatest improvements.

Research and data
Child Abuse Prevention Month 2024 poster
Be a Champion for Children poster

Download and print this 11x17 poster to help support Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Poster (PDF)
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Our Partners in Prevention

A list of our 2024 CAP Month Partners and key data points to use in your advocacy.

Partners in Prevention (PDF)
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Connecting parents to resources

SC Parents is the local resource for getting help with parenting in South Carolina.

Be a part of the community
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Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Report suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Social Services (DSS) county office or the local law enforcement agency.

Reporting child abuse and neglect

Become a sponsor

Join us as a Child Abuse Prevention Month sponsor to gain visibility for your organization while uplifting South Carolina's child- and family-serving professionals. Multiple levels are available to fit your budget. Held every April, this is an opportunity to join voices, stand together and show we are a powerful force for the children and families in South Carolina.

Sponsorship levels (PDF)

Sponsorship contact

Caitlyn McAnulty
Donor Relations Coordinator

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Thank you to our Child Abuse Prevention Month sponsors.

Supporting Partners

For more information