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Child Abuse Prevention Month occurs every year in April. The monthlong campaign allows us to promote simple actions that can make a big difference in the lives of children, strengthen families, and prevent child abuse by removing and challenging barriers to healthy parenting. The likelihood of child abuse ends when we start supporting families. Your involvement shows families in your community that they are supported not just by agencies, organizations, schools, and churches, but by their community as a whole. You can become a Prevention Champion by participating in CAP Month in one or more of the following ways: 


  • Follow us on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok. Follow, like, and share to stay updated on CAP Month events and our work to end child abuse in New York State.

  • Wear blue and share a selfie on social media. Help us turn social media blue on April 1st (National Go Blue Day) and April 12th (Go Blue Day in NYS). Wear blue to show your support for New York's children and families, take a selfie, and share it on social media with the hash tags #GoBlueDay2022 #GoBlue4NYKids. We encourage you to share your pics on our social media sites too. 

  • Plan a CAP Month event and share it. Whether it is a press conference, a pinwheel garden, a baby shower to collect items for parents in need, or a walk to raise awareness, let us know! Pinwheels can be ordered through Prevent Child Abuse America. Send us information about your event to go on our CAP Month calendar and then follow up by sending photos of your event to Wendi Brandow. We will include your event in our promotions throughout the month and send you a Prevention Champion certificate at the end of the month.

  • Invite someone from our Speaker's Bureau to discuss prevention, Protective Factors, and CAP Month in an article, on a talk show/podcast, or in person at a CAP Month event. For more information, contact Wendi Brandow.

  • Schedule a training through our Resilience Leadership and Learning Institute. A variety of trainings are available through the Institute. Visit the website for more details.

  • Learn more about Protective Factors to support families in your community. Visit our website for more information on ways to support families, reduce stress, and decrease the likelihood of abuse occurring.


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