April is National Child Abuse

Prevention Month

Let’s build a hopeful future together

A United Stand Against Child Abuse

April marks National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, an initiative led by Prevent Child Abuse America and its national network of state chapters. This year, we embrace the theme “Building A Hopeful Future, Together,” focusing on creating a nurturing and supportive environment for children and families across the nation.

Empowering Communities, Supporting Families

At Prevent Child Abuse America, we believe in the power of prevention and the strength of community support. We are dedicated to ensuring that all children grow up in environments that are safe, stable, and nurturing. Our mission is to address the structural and social determinants of health and well-being, including poverty and systemic racism, to create a more equitable society where every child thrives.

families receive personalized in-home support through our programs each year.
fewer injuries from intimate partner violence incidents experienced by HFA families.
likelihood to perform above grade level academically observed in students who received high intensity services from our affiliates.

Building a Hopeful Future Together

Child abuse and neglect are preventable, and all communities benefit when children and families are well supported!

For this year’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) month awareness and impact campaign, we acknowledge the crucial connection between a happy childhood and a hopeful future for every child and recommit to working together with our national network of state chapters to ensure all children and families have the resources and support they need to reach their full potential. Join us in advocating for happy homes as the foundation for a brighter tomorrow. Together, let’s ensure that every child has the nurturing environment they deserve for a better future. Watch the Spanish version here.

Plant a Virtual Pinwheel

Pinwheels for Prevention

Plant a virtual pinwheel – a visual reminder of the world we want for all children to grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed.

You can contribute to your local chapter with this effort. All donations are tax-deductible, and funds go directly to your local state chapter to support local children and families.

Your Role in Prevention

This month, and all year long, you can help Prevent Child Abuse America advance family-centered prevention programs and policies by taking action in the following ways. Join the Movement.


Unite in a Sea of Blue

Date: April 5th

What You Can Do: Dress in blue to stand in solidarity with child abuse prevention efforts.

Get Social: Capture the moment and share it on your social media platforms. Use the hashtag #WearBlueDay2024 to join the nationwide wave of support.

Spread the Word: Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to participate and raise awareness about the importance of preventing child abuse.

Digital Advocacy Day:

Amplify Your Voice for Children

Date: April 16th

Purpose: A call to action to contact your member of Congress and advocate for increased support and funding for child abuse prevention programs.

How to Participate: We provide easy-to-follow guidelines and templates for reaching out to your representatives effectively.

Impact: Your voice can influence policy changes and bring critical issues in child welfare to the forefront of legislative agendas.

Social Media Engagement:

Share, Advocate, Engage

Throughout April, you can actively follow and share our content. It’s an easy way to support PCA America and National Child Abuse Prevention Month at no cost!

Engage: Comment, like, and discuss posts to boost visibility. Your interaction can lead to a wider awareness and community involvement.

Use the following tags to connect our collective efforts and amplify the message:


Follow us: Follow and subscribe to increase visibility and engagement.

Our Partner in Prevention: Congressman Barr (R-KY)

Listen to a message from our Congressman Barr about Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Looking to purchase pinwheels?

For a limited time, you can still purchase pinwheels, lapel pins and our exclusive 50th Anniversary merchandise on Asbaces. Don’t miss your chance on these commemorative items to show your support of Prevent Child Abuse America!

CAP Month 2024 Media Toolkit

The CAP Month 2024 Media Toolkit has everything you’ll need to help spread the word and show your support on all social media channels.

Our Partner in Prevention: Candace Parker

Listen to a message from our Partner in Prevention WNBA Champion Candace Parker

Social Media Observance Days

Make a Donation

Why Donate?

Your contribution helps us expand programs like Healthy Families America, advocate for child-friendly policies, and provide resources to families and communities.

How to Donate?

Choose a one-time gift or become a recurring donor. Every contribution, big or small, has a significant impact.

Tax Deduction

All donations are tax-deductible, providing you with benefits while you support a critical cause.

Subscribe to the
PCA America Podcast

Listen and subscribe to the Prevent Child Abuse America podcast to hear interviews with our advocacy experts.

2024 Celebrating Georgia Families-Metro

PCA Georgia hosted a sponsor booth at the 2024 Atlanta Dogwood Festival, held April 12-14 at Piedmont Park.