Join Us for Child Abuse Prevention Month
Every April, we invite the community to wear blue, get out their pinwheels and join us in commemorating Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. At KidsFirst, we work year-round to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. But April is an especially inspiring month, full of community involvement, recognition and advocacy. This spring, there are several ways to get involved and support child abuse prevention awareness.
Attend an Event
Our 20th Annual Putting Kids First Awards Luncheon will kick off CAP Month on April 6. In addition, a Child Abuse Prevention Forum at Randy Peters Event Center in Roseville is scheduled from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Forum speakers include Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, Bureau Chief of CAP Angela Ponivas and keynote speaker, Heaven Strothers.
Blue is the nationally designated color for CAP Month and ‘Wear Blue Day’ is set for Friday, April 6. Don’t forget to take a photo of you and your friends in blue and tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Plant a Pinwheel Garden
The pinwheel is the official symbol of CAP Month, as its whimsical and timeless design serves as a reminder of the vibrant, carefree childhood all children deserve. We’re inviting community members to plant pinwheel gardens outside of their homes and offices throughout the month of April to raise awareness for child abuse prevention. Free pinwheel bouquets are available for pick up at our Auburn and Roseville offices, as well as the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. Call us at 916.774. 6802 to reserve your pinwheels today.
Make a Lifesaving Donation
In 2017, 3600 allegations of child abuse were reported in Placer County. We can only assume this is an underrepresentation, as only a fraction of abuse cases are reported each year. Together we can strengthen and empower our community’s most vulnerable children, families and neighborhoods. This spring, consider a tax-deductible donation to KidsFirst. Your support helps us provide no-cost programs, services and resources that create a lasting network of wellness for those who need it most.