Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, when people across the country come together to show their support for nurturing families who provide happy, healthy childhoods.

Every year Pinwheels for Prevention — the national symbol for CAP Month — are planted in the ground or shared among communities to raise awareness of the need for programs that focus on child development and nurturing families, polices that strengthen families and awareness in the community that we all have a role to play in prevention.

In 2018 PCAL joined our partners in planting gardens in Shreveport and Monroe, and we held “Pass the Pinwheel” events in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Hammond, New Orleans, Houma and Thibodaux.

Check out the a few of the CAP Month highlights in our video, along with photo galleries from each event below!






Want to plant or pass pinwheels in your community? Order some today!

Take a look at our Thirty Ways to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, and choose which ways you can get involved beyond April.