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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

In order to prevent child sexual abuse, we have to start talking about it. The conversation starts here.

Pinwheels for Prevention is a national and local public awareness campaign that puts a new spin on prevention. The campaign uses community activities and public policies to prioritize prevention right from the start, making sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

The pinwheel represents hope, health, and happiness. This uplifting symbol of childhood represents efforts to ensure the healthy development of children, while recognizing that child development is a building block for community and economic development.

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Use our hashtags: #HelaingHelpingHope #CAPMonth #BreakTheSilence

1 in 10 children experiences child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.


If you eliminate or reduce isolated, one-on-one situations between children and adults, as well as children and other youth, you’ll dramatically reduce the risk of sexual abuse. 


Children often keep abuse a secret, but talking openly about our bodies, sex, and boundaries can encourage children to share.


Disclosure, discovery, and suspicions of sexual abuse provide opportunities to intervene on behalf of a child.

Get your Child Abuse Prevention T-Shirt!

Shirt Design Example - tshirt

XS-S-M-L-XL $13 • 2XL-4XL $15

Shirt Design Example - raglan

S-M-L-XL $18 • 2XL $20

Order your t-shirt now & wear it during April as we bring awareness to end child abuse & neglect. Pre-order and pay to Guarantee your size by March 18, 2019. First come, first served on the sizes after the deadline. Shirts will be available for pick-up at the Wentzville or Hannibal Office the first week of April. We will mail your shirt for an additional charge.

April 1-30

Pinwheel Gardens

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April 5

Wear Blue Day!

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April 9-12

Midwest Justice for Children Conference
Doubletree by Hilton

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April 23

Pinwheel Garden Celebration
St. Charles County Courthouse

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April 27

One with Courage Gala
to benefit The Child Center, Inc.
St. Charles Convention Center

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April 28

Blue Sunday Day of Prayer

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April 29

Missouri Kids First Standing with Children Luncheon
Jefferson City

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MDT Luncheon
Mark Twain Casino

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Hannibal Pinwheel Ceremony
Marion County Courthouse

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