Plant a Virtual Pinwheel Garden for PCA Indiana

Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off

When you wear Blue — Take a picture and post on social media using #WearBlue2021indiana

PCAIN Kickoff – Facebook Live — While you are in your blue, please tune in at 9:00 AM (ET) to our Facebook page and join us for our short Kick-Off event  It will be livestreamed through Facebook.  At 9:30am we will go outside for our annual planting of pinwheels.  By the end of the day, you will see 1,000 pinwheels sparkling in the sun as they honor the babies that will be born in Indiana this year, and the promise these babies hold.

DCS/PCAIN Kickoff — Then to cap the day off,  Dr. Melissa Merrick, President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America and Terry Stigdon, Director of Department of Child Services, will participate in another statewide Kick-off event.  It too will be virtual, and it will run from 1:00-2:00pm.  The link to participate in the 1:00 PM event is below.  We hope you all will all join us!!

When: April 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM (ET)

Topic: DCS/PCAIN Child Abuse Prevention Month Kickoff 

Please click the link to join the webinar:

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is a vital resource to our community and is working diligently to protect and serve the children of our state. Amid the COVID-19 virus, this work is more important now than ever before. This vulnerable time is causing families to become unemployed, leading to lack of resources for food and shelter. We know that vulnerable conditions such as these can lead to increased cases of child abuse, which is why we need your help.

It is possible that small, discreet actions can make a difference in a child’s life. Please join us at this virtual event to see how you can make a difference during Child Abuse Prevention month.

“April is a time to help people across the country understand the safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments are necessary to ensure that children grow up happy and healthy,” says Sandy Runkle, Director of Programs for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana.



Pinwheel Activities for Kids

Download our Pinwheel Coloring Page to enter a coloring contest!

Display your pinwheel at home for all your neighbors to see.    Take a picture of your pinwheel and tag it #PCAINgoesvirtual. If you don’t have access to a printer, draw your own pinwheel!

We will announce the winner APRIL 30th  and you will receive a Home Pinwheel Garden to create your own “pinwheel garden”.

Make your own pinwheel with these easy step-by-step instructions. With only a few at-home supplies you can create a fun pinwheel to display at home. Take a picture of it to share on social media and tag #PCAINgoesvirtual. We will announce the winner of the best homemade pinwheel during the virtual event. You will receive Home Pinwheel Garden to create a “pinwheel garden” at home.


Support Prevention

with your own Pinwheel Garden!

Go to the SHOP tab to order your Pinwheel Garden, today!

To further support Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, please consider purchasing a Business Pinwheel Kit or Home Pinwheel Kit. The pinwheels are 12″ in height and show a commitment to child abuse prevention in our state. The home kit comes with 12 pinwheels and an 18×24″ lawn sign with stake. The business kit comes with 48 pinwheels and two 18×24″ lawn signs with stakes.


Wear Blue on April 1st

to show your support for child abuse prevention!

Wear Blue Day is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to collectively and unequivocally draw attention to effective programs and policies that help children and families thrive. By wearing blue, people throughout the state demonstrate an awareness of and commitment to our shared responsibility for the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of the children and families in our communities.

Show your support by wearing blue, any blue!

Take a picture wearing blue or planting pinwheels and post on Social Media using #WEARBLUE2021indiana any day in April!!