April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month since 1983. Throughout the month, communities are encouraged to increase awareness about child and family well-being, and work together to implement effective strategies that support families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
How can I get involved?
The CPCA has events and ways that you can participate throughout the month of April in order to raise awareness and help our mission to end child abuse in the Hudson Valley.
April 9th – We #GoBlueHV for Child Abuse Prevention!
Join us as we wear blue to raise awareness and commit to ending child abuse in the Hudson Valley. Share your photos by using the hashtag #GoBlueHV and tagging The CPCA on Facebook or Instagram. We will also be revealing our pinwheel garden during a live press conference. Tune in to our Facebook page for some more information.
April 13th – Project Protect 2021 goes LIVE on Facebook
Pledge to end child abuse by taking a part in one of our free trainings on how to recognize and report child abuse. Even if you are already a mandated reporter, this free training serves as a refresher course to address the pandemic, prevalence of abuse in Dutchess County, and new ways we can protect children. We are going LIVE on Facebook on April 13th at 12pm for anyone that would like to participate.
Can’t make our Facebook Live training? Join us for one of our regularly scheduled trainings offered every Tuesday throughout the year at 10am and 5pm. Click here to view upcoming dates.
April 12th-18th – CPCA’s Restaurant Week for Prevention
Several local restaurants and businesses have offered to donate a portion of their sales starting Monday, April 12th through Sunday, April 18th. Dine in or take out and help our local businesses thrive while helping child in our community. Click here for a full list of participating businesses!
Tabitha’s Project Smile Match
Eight-year-old Tabitha is on a mission with her Project Smile to deliver happiness, appreciation and smiles wherever she goes. This month, she is asking our community to match her gift of $21 to help keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Match her gift today.
Throughout the month, we will be talking with Annie in the Morning on Q92 to discuss more about the work that we do at The CPCA and how you can prevent child abuse. Missed us on Q92? Click the links below to hear our interviews.
We encourage our community to display a pinwheel throughout the month of April to support the end of child abuse in our community. Pinwheels are an uplifting symbol used during Child Abuse Prevention Month to promote healthy childhoods. Our partner for the month, Flory’s, will be giving them out for free at their locations while supplies last! You can also print and color our coloring page to display in your window or create your own with the instructions below. Make sure to post your beautiful pinwheels on social media and tag The CPCA!