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It takes all of us working together to prevent child abuse.

Help positive childhood experiences take root

Child Abuse Prevention Month Identity

Promote prevention in your community and be part of 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 will be safe and have the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong. Join us by planting the seeds and bringing sunlight into the lives of our state's children and families.

Download the 2021 Toolkit (PDF)

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 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.

Share these Messages

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Social Media Prevention Messages

Take the pledge and make a donation

Pledge for Prevention

I pledge to be a good neighbor and help keep families strong and children safe. I will reach out to a family in my neighborhood, support a local family organization or know about family resources in my community.

Pledge Today

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.

Make a Donation

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Support Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Social Media Calendar
Social Media Calendar and Graphics

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.

Social Media Calendar and Graphics (ZIP)
Child Abuse Prevention Month Virtual Meeting Background
Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

Promote Child Abuse Prevention Month during virtual meetings with these backgrounds.

Virtual Meeting Backgrounds (ZIP)
Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 8 Ways Community Can Support Parents poster
8 Ways Your Community Can Support Parents and Create Positive Childhood Experiences

This poster can be displayed in public places like community centers and pediatrician offices to promote child and family well-being.

8 Ways Communities Can Support Parents (PDF)
Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 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)
Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 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)
Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Advocacy flyer
Child Abuse Prevention Month Advocacy Flyer

Educate policymakers about the pervasiveness of child abuse and neglect, and inform the discussion around prevention policies.

Advocacy Flyer (PDF)
Helping Kids Grow brochure
Helping Kids Grow

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

Helping Kids Grow, English and Spanish (ZIP)
Warning Signs for Child Abuse and Neglect brochure
Warning Signs for Child Abuse and Neglect

The first step in helping children who have been abused or neglected is learning to recognize the signs of maltreatment.

Warning Signs for Child Abuse and Neglect, English and Spanish (ZIP)
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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


Thank you to our Child Abuse Prevention Month sponsors.

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