Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
The pinwheel has become the national symbol for child abuse prevention. Why? Because by its very nature, the pinwheel connotes playfulness, joy, and childhood. It has come to serve as a physical reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.
Join us in raising awareness and giving caregivers the tools to protect children from abuse. Here’s how you can get involved.
Friday, April 5, 2023 | 9AM
The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri
989 Heritage Pkwy Wentzville, MO 63385
Community members are invited to come by our Wentzville office to “plant” a pinwheel in our pinwheel garden and take a photo to raise awareness about child abuse.
Who should attend: Civic leaders, multidisciplinary team, and community members
FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday, April 2, 2023 | 10AM
Main Street Elementary – Troy, MO
Join us for a FREE Family Fun Day to celebrate happy, healthy childhoods!
- Activities for kids
- Food and drink for purchase
- Sidewalk Chalk Challenges for all ages (sidewalk chalk will be provided)
- Resources and prevention tips for parents and caregivers
Join us for a prevention education program
Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse | Special Needs
April 6, 2023 | 6PM | Zoom
Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse
April 13, 2023 | 6PM | Zoom
Mandated Reporter Training
April 20, 2023 | 6PM | Zoom
Preventing Predators in the Workplace
April 26, 2023 | 6PM | Zoom
Keep Your Kids Safe Online
April 27, 2023 | 6PM | Zoom
Prevention Tips for Parents
- Knowing correct names for private body parts gives children the language to tell.
- Tell children no one should look at or touch their private body parts unless they are asking for help or if they are hurt.
- Let your child know it’s ok to say “no” to anyone if they are making them feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
- Be involved. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of other adults caring for your child.
- Establish a “No Secrets” rule with your child and anyone who cares for your child. (Explain “secrets” versus “surprises”)
- Talk to your child every day and take time to really listen and observe.