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 will join our partners in planting gardens in Shreveport and Monroe, and we’ll hold “Pass the Pinwheel” events in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Hammond, New Orleans, Houma and Thibodaux. Check out the dates, and join us in your area!

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 this April and beyond.


Many thanks to our wonderful 2018 CAP Month sponsors.

Please let them know you appreciate their support of our efforts and of the children and families of Louisiana.