Get Involved to Help Prevent Child Abuse

Your DGB for today is to make a pinwheel for display or donate to Pinwheels for Prevention. If you’re the Elle Woods type (what, like it’s hard?), we have additional ideas.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and today is designated the ChildHelp Day of Hope. This fact sheet has important and eye-opening statistics and activities regarding child abuse in America.

What can we do to prevent child abuse?

  • Get involved in community:  Mentor. Advocate. Volunteer.
  • Know the signs of child abuse, and report any concerns to your local child protection agency.
  • Donate here.
  • Increase visibility: Pinwheels have come to be an expression of childhood and whimsy, and the pinwheel has been adopted by Prevent Child Abuse America. You can download this free pinwheel activity to do with your kids.

Child abuse prevention is the responsibility of all of us, and especially close to our hearts here at DGB. Through maintaining visibility, open dialogue, and community engagement, we can do our part to address and minimize the impact of childhood abuse.

Other resources:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/