Several times a year, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana hosts either a Conference or Signature Event, Workshops and fundraising events to help educate our communities and raise awareness. We hope you’ll attend, and help us further our mission of keeping kids safe.

April 2020 Prevent Child Abuse Month Virtual Kickoff

 

Child Abuse Prevention Kick-Off

April 1, 2020!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick Off Event with The Villages ( Foster Care – Adoption – Family Services)!

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2020 Kick Off Event: https://bit.ly/3aLMjxG

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2020 Announcement Video: https://youtu.be/IL0Z3aMzrMc

Everyone is Essential to the Safety of Children: https://youtu.be/dzisA98BpgQ

Don’t forget to follow us all April long and join our virtual celebration of #GreatChildhoodsIN💙💙💙

 

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 on APRIL 15th 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.

 

National "Wear Blue' Day - April 3, 2020

Wear on April 3rd, 2020 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 #GreatChildhoodsIN

 

Virtual Lunch and Learn-Cyber Bullying Prevention - April 6th

Join us for a prevention education event focused on cyber bullying and online safety tips for children, adolescents, and older youth.provided by Dad’s Inc. Director & PCAIN Educator, Brian Carter, LBSW.

Date:  April 6, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Training hours and certificates can be requested.

Register in advance below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTER HERE FOR APRIL 6TH

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Child Abuse 101 - April 13th

This presentation defines and discusses: 1) The four types of child maltreatment; 2) How to understand both behavioral and physical indicators of child maltreatment; 3) Reporting responsibilities; 4) Prevention strategies.

Date:  April 13, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Training hours and certificates can be requested.

Register in advance below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

REGISTER HERE FOR APRIL 13TH

Virtual Lunch and Learn: The Effects of Trauma on Brain Development - April 15th

This presentation discusses the effects of trauma on brain development and behavior. This presentation also provides an overview of the long term effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the importance of building and promoting resilience.

Date:  April 15, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Training hours and certificates can be requested.

Register in advance below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTER HERE FOR APRIL 15TH

Virtual Lunch and Learn- Options for Discipline - April 20th

Join us for a prevention education event focused on opportunities for learning and options for discipline. Topics discussed include stages of child development, how to learn from discipline, and alternatives to physical discipline provided by Prevent Child Abuse Indiana Prevention Educator, Carol Pool, MSW .

Date:  April 20, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Training hours and certificates can be requested.

Register in advance below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTER HERE FOR APRIL 20TH

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Power of Prevention - April 27th

This presentation will discuss the different tiers of child abuse prevention, including primary, secondary, and tertiary. There will be a focus on the importance of primary prevention in preventing trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Date:  April 27, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Training hours and certificates can be requested.

Register in advance below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTER HERE FOR APRIL 27TH

PCAIN 2020 Breaking the Cycle Conference

Save the Date 

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana’s

2020 Breaking the Cycle Conference

June 4, 2020

in Indianapolis, IN

More details will be posted as plans are finalized