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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels for Prevention LogoSince 1985, April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Michigan Children's Trust Fund has used this special time each year to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child maltreatment in all its forms.

You are invited!

This year on April 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM please join the MI CTF as it hosts the 6th annual State of Michigan’s Prevention Awareness Day rally, procession and pinwheel ‘garden’ planting event in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Note: The pinwheel is the nationally recognized symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. It also symbolizes the belief that every child has the right to grow and flourish to his/her full potential within a nurturing environment.)

Prevention Awareness Day will take place at the steps of the State Capitol in downtown Lansing (inside the Rotunda in inclement weather).

This one hour event brings together notable speakers, entertainment and hundreds of people to recognize the issues of child maltreatment and to honor all the children and families of Michigan.

The event's theme is once more The Power of One. This statewide initiative under the leadership of the Children's Trust Fund asserts that the power of one person, one community, one dollar and one action can make a positive impact on the prevention of child abuse.

In conjunction with Prevention Awareness Day, each year the Children's Trust Fund hosts a Legislative Education Day.

  • Legislative Education Day affords organizations and individuals an opportunity to come to Lansing and meet with their respective legislators to inform them about child abuse and neglect prevention needs as well as to speak about the important and significant prevention work being done to reduce (and ultimately end) child maltreatment within their respective legislative districts.

For more information about Prevention Awareness Day or Legislative Education Day, please feel free to contact Emily Schuster-Wachsberger at wachsbergere@michigan.gov or 517-335-0671.

Please share Prevention Awareness Day information with others and we hope to see you there!

This video below is from the 2013 Prevention Awareness Day Rally held on April 16, 2013.



 

Other Child Abuse Prevention Month Information 

A comprehensive toolkit has been posted below on this website page with messaging, statistical, programmatic and fundraising materials along with related website links for your use. Please take a few moments (or more) to peruse these vital and practical Child Abuse Prevention Month resources.



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0-Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit - 2014 - 3446242 bytes PDF icon
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0.5-CAP Month Toolkit Table of Contents - 310272 bytes DOC icon
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01-CAP Month Toolkit-Letter from CTF Director - 137877 bytes PDF icon
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02-CAP Month Toolkit-Prevention Awareness Day Brochure - 327956 bytes PDF icon
03-CAP Month Toolkit-The Power of One 2014 - 312832 bytes DOC icon
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04-CAP Month Toolkit-Pinwheels for Prevention-April 1 Statewide Event 2014 - 311296 bytes DOC icon
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05-CAP Month Tookit-CAP Month Poster 2014 print - 474812 bytes PDF icon
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07-CAP Month Toolkit-Product Order Form 2014 - 92672 bytes DOC icon
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11-CAP Month Toolkit-Effective Prevention Strategies 2014 - 316928 bytes DOC icon
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14-CAP Month Toolkit-Helpful Hints for Making CAP Month a Success - 66966 bytes PDF icon
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15-CAP Month Toolkit-Facebook and Twitter CAP Month Messaging - 307200 bytes DOC icon
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18-CAP Month Toolkit-Faith Based Campaign 2014 - 465920 bytes DOC icon
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19-CAP Month Toolkit-Fundraising Ideas during CAP Month - 58042 bytes PDF icon
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20-CAP Month Toolkit-Fundraiser Pinup 2 Per page - 73949 bytes PDF icon
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22-CAP Month Toolkit-Pinwheel Coloring Sheet - 2785280 bytes DOC icon
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23-CAP Month Toolkit-Pinwheel Sales Flyer - 137216 bytes DOC icon
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24-CAP Month Toolkit-Partners in Prevention-National and State 2014 - 100763 bytes PDF icon
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