April 17, 2024

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Adair County Coalitions (Success 4 Kids, Community Partnerships for Protecting Children and 4Rkids Early Childhood Iowa) recognizes the importance of community-based support for all children and families during National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month in April. The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign is Building A Hopeful Future Together.

Children who live in families with access to economic and concrete support are less likely to experience abuse and neglect. And yet, too often our society thinks of raising healthy children as a parent or caregiver’s responsibility alone. This simply isn’t true. Community support and partnerships can help lighten the burden on families and strengthen communities from the ground up.

This month, and all year long, the local community can help Prevent Child Abuse America advance family-centered prevention programs and policies by taking action in the following ways:

April 2 Adair County Board of Supervisors signing proclamation for April

Wear blue on April 5, Wear Blue Day, to show support for children and families. Post a photo or video on social media and include the #WearBlueDay2024 hashtag.

NV Nutrition – Blue Drink

Moe’s RBF – Blue Donut on 4/5

Tiger Drive Inn – Blue Ice Cream

April 15 – April 20 – Round up at the Fareway store in Greenfield for Success4Kids Council

Follow Adair County Success 4 Kids Council on social media and share posts throughout April. Encourage friends and family to do the same. Use the hashtags #GrowingBetterTogether and #CAPMonth to signify yourcommitment to helping children, families, and entire communities to thrive.

Look for pinwheel vases at each library in Adair County

April 9 Overcoming Barriers 12:45- 2 pm United Methodist Church 108 SW 5th St Greenfield