April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and YMCAs have an opportunity to help raise awareness of the need for everyone to play their role in preventing child abuse. 

Here are things YMCAs can do:

  • YMCAs can plant a Pinwheel Garden. Visit www.preventchildabusenc.org/online-store to order your Pinwheel Home Kits, which includes 24 pinwheels and a yard sign. Want a bigger display? Order Pinwheels in cases of 48. Take photos and share your pinwheel garden on social media with the hashtags #GreatChildhoods and #PassThePinwheel.  
  • Participate in YMCA Guardians' Five Days of Action to focus attention on this issue April 16-20, 2018. Register your Y online and use the toolkit materials to promote awareness leading up to Healthy Kids Day.

If you have any questions about these materials or Child Abuse Prevention Month, please contact PCANC Communications Coordinator Kristie Demers at kdemers@preventchildabusenc.org or by phone 919-829-8009 ext. 619.

Please be sure your branch follows Prevent Child Abuse NC on social media and share their posts during Child Abuse Prevention Month: Facebook www.faceboook.com/preventchildabusenc // Twitter www.twitter.com/pcanc // Instagram www.Instagram.com/preventchildabusenc