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April is Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

Every year for April - National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY) conducts a Pinwheels for Prevention public awareness campaign and a #GoBlue4NYKids social media campaign. These campaigns promote simple actions that can make a big difference in the lives of children, strengthen families and prevent child abuse by removing barriers to healthy parenting.

Remember to wear blue on April 3rd - National Go Blue Day and take pictures to post on social media with the hashtags #GoBlue4NYKids, #GreatChildhoodsNY, and #GrowingBetterTogether. And join PCANY for the rest of their awareness activities planned throughout April.

For more information, check out PCANY's website by clicking here.

Additional Resources

Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Child Welfare Information Gateway, which promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.  Click here for more information.