2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, a time to act collectively to raise awareness and empower people across the nation to play a role in making great childhoods happen. Throughout CAP Month, we’re reinforcing the message that “Everyone can make great childhoods happen—especially you, especially now!” You don’t have to be a movie star or a professional athlete…all you need is a desire to make a difference.

Equally important is recognizing that the time to act is now! COVID-19 has made life difficult for everyone—especially children and families. Here are a few ways you (yes, you!) can to raise awareness and impact positive change during CAP Month:

Get involved—Plant a pinwheel in our virtual garden, visit the virtual “Deep Blue See” exhibition, which  benefits family friendly programs, or participate in our nationwide social media singalong, on April 30, among many other events.

Be vocal—Let your leaders know you support family friendly policies, such as paid sick and family leave, that help reduce stress on our parents and caregivers. Learn about our year-round Public Policy work and mark your calendar for our nationwide Digital Advocacy Day, on Tuesday, April 28.

Be generousMake a donation and learn how our work helps ensure that children and families continue to receive the resources and support they need today and throughout the year.

Spread the word—Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and share our posts widely—and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Use the hashtags #GreatChildhoods and #CAPMonth to let us know you’re committed to helping children, families, and entire communities to thrive. Also, download and install our custom Zoom Meeting background to show that you support the safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments that help children thrive.

Together, we can prevent child abuse, America…because child hood lasts a lifetime.