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Be a Champion for Children.

It takes all of us to champion safe spaces where children and families can thrive.

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Pledge for Prevention

I pledge to be a champion for children and help families stay healthy and safe. I will reach out to my neighbors, support a local organization, or learn about resources in my community to share with those around me.

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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.

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Be a champion for children in your community

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)

2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

Share prevention messages

Child Abuse Prevention Month is our opportunity to plant the seeds of support for what we know must happen all year round. Support parents and caregivers and build the relationships and connections in communities so that families can readily access what they need to help every child. The more we can show people how their actions can prevent child abuse and neglect, the more people will understand how prevention efforts can work in their communities.

Use this social press kit to share adaptable messages about Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the year.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month social media

Support Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month Social Media Calendar
Social Media Calendar

Social media is a great way to connect with your followers to promote child abuse prevention and make them aware of key dates throughout the month of April.

Calendar and graphics (ZIP)
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)
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)
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
Be a Champion for Children. April is Child abuse Prevention Month. Partners in Prevention flyer.
Partners in Prevention

A list of our 2022 CAP Month Partners and key data points to use in your advocacy.

Partners in Prevention (PDF)

More ways to help families

Be a Champion for Children. Helping Kids Grow.
Helping Kids Grow

Tips and activities for families to promote healthy development and positive outcomes.

English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)
Be a Champion for Children. Keeping Your Kids Safe
Keeping Your Kids Safe

From safe sleep to water safety, this resource offers safety information for parents and caregivers .

English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)
Be a Champion for Children. Promoting Healthy Development and Positive Outcomes.
Promoting Healthy Development and Positive Outcomes poster

Share these parenting tips with the caregivers in your community.

Healthy Development and Positive Outcomes (PDF)
Warning Signs for Child Abuse and Neglect brochure
Warning Signs for Child Abuse and Neglect

Be familiar with the warning signs for the four types of child maltreatment: physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional abuse.

English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)
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Connecting to Family Resources

South Carolina Parents, powered by findhelp, is a website that allows families to easily find and connect with parenting resources that include local free and reduced-cost social service programs to address family needs.

Search for resources
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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

Logo requests and guidelines

To request information about using a Children's Trust logo for your event,
please email Mimi Draft, marketing manager at mdraft@scchildren.org.

Sponsors

Thank you to our Child Abuse Prevention Month sponsors.

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Caitlyn McAnulty
Donor Relations Coordinator