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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Add our Frame to your Facebook photo. Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap "Edit" on your profile picture. Then tap "Add Frame". Search for "The Child Center CAP".
Use our hashtags: #HealingHelpingHope #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.
TALK ABOUT IT
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.
Hannibal Pinwheel Ceremony
Hannibal County Courthouse
Child Abuse Awareness Booth
Mid Rivers Mall
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Montgomery County Pinwheel Celebration
Courthouse @ 12:00 pm
Mark Twain Casino