April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!
When you wear Blue anytime during the month — Take a picture and post on social media using #WearBlue2022Indiana
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 #WEARBLUE2022Indiana any day in April!!
Girl Scouts can earn a Badge for Planting a Pinwheel Garden!!
PCAIN Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off March 28th
PCAIN Kickoff – Facebook Live — Please tune in at 9:00 AM (ET) on March 28th 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.
April 1st Virtual DCS/PCAIN Kickoff Statehouse Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-off event
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: TBD
Matt Breman Memorial Run 4Kids Event
Join us downtown on the Indianapolis canal as we race to raise vital funds and awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. All proceeds will go to Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, a Division of The Villages, and celebrate 45 years of their life-changing programs and educational resources throughout Indiana. Learn more and register.
Date: April 30, 2022
Time: Check in opens at 8am and Walk/Run begins at 9am
Location: 429 West Ohio, Indianapolis (along the Canal)
Link to Register: Breman Run 4Kids Registration – The Villages (villageskids.org)
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
Display your pinwheel at home for all your neighbors to see. Take a picture of your pinwheel and tag it #PCAINgoesvirtual2022. 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”.
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.