April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Find a pinwheel event near you below!

Kick-Off Child Abuse Prevention Month on Friday April 6 National GO BLUE! Day
by wearing blue and posting to social media with #GoBlueNV

UMC of Southern Nevada Staff with Pinwheels for Prevention 2016

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to remember that we can each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our community. To help promote this reminder, Prevent Child Abuse America and local chapters nationwide use the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign. The pinwheel is an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures all children deserve. We want to reinforce the notion that healthy child development serves as a foundation for both community and economic development. For more information, please visit the National PCA Pinwheels Website


Activities for Pinwheels for Prevention
Make Your Own Pinwheel:



*New* Post-It Pinwheel
(Great for Teachers!)

Pinwheel Coloring Sheet

2018 PCANV Pinwheels for Prevention Mini Toolkit

Pinwheels Poster - to share a consistent pinwheels message

Pinwheels Banner

Pinwheel Stickers (PDF/DOC) - Avery Name Badge Stickers #8395

Get Involved! Plant your own pinwheel garden, make pinwheels, display pinwheels at work, and attend events!


Friday, April 6th, All Day:
Prevent Child Abuse Nevada encourages everyone to support and help raise awareness in the prevention of child abuse and neglect by wearing BLUE on Friday, April 6th, 2018. Below is an informational flyer which can be distributed.
Go BLUE Flyer *To opendownload to your computer.
Contact: Amanda Haboush Deloye * (702) 895-5053 *

STATEWIDE EVENT- Go BLUE Weekend - Faith Based Communities
April 6th - 8th, All Day:
Faith Based Communities come together to encourage everyone to support and help raise awareness in the prevention of child abuse and neglect by wearing BLUE. You can order PCANV T-shirts for this event very soon!
Below is an informational flyer which can be distributed.
Go BLUE Faith Based Communities *If you have issues opening the document, please download to your computer and then open.
Contact: Amanda Haboush * (702) 895-5053 *


Pinwheel Planting Ceremony on the Legislative Lawn - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 6th, 12:00pm-1:00pm Prevent Child Abuse Nevada and Advocates to End Domestic Violence will be sponsoring a pinwheel planting at the legislative lawn in order to raise awareness and celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join us along with Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, Miss Carson City Haley Passione, and Boderwich Bray Choir to plant pinwheels and celebrate children and families.
Contact: Amanda Haboush * (702) 895-5053 *

Pinwheel Planting at Western Nevada College Child Development Center
Friday, April 6th Western Nevada College Child Development Center will be planting a pinwheel garden on campus to help bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are all here to protect and care for Nevada’s most vulnerable population.


Reading of the Proclamation - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 6th Churchill County will kick off Pinwheels for Prevention by the reading of the proclamation by county, city and law enforcement elected officials, pinwheels will be placed at all City of Fallon entrances and the fountains will be blue. Each Friday night and Saturday free events will take place to highlight positive parenting, activities to create family connections and skill development for positive relationships, a couple include parenting classes, library readings, family night at the movies, etc. Weekly positive media campaigns will be released to inform the community of resources and parenting kill development.

David Peltzer Will Provide Talks to Students
Friday, April 13th New this year, David Peltzer, author of “A Child Called It” will be in the community to provide engaging talks to high school students, foster youth, agency case representatives and families.


Moapa Indian Reservation - Mesquite Easter Egg Hung
Sunday, April 1st : The Summerlin Lions Club passed out over 300 pinwheel to chidren at the local easter egg hunt to spread awareness about every child's right to be safe.

Las Vegas - Pinwheel Planting in the front lawn of the Family Court Building
Friday, April 6th : CASA Program will be planting pinwheels in the front lawn of the Family Court building. CASA Program’s pinwheel planting event last year was quite successful receiving much media coverage and are looking forward to help spread awareness again this year.

Las Vegas - 2018 Pinwheels for Prevention at Galleria at Sunset - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, April 28th, time: 10:00AM-1:00PM: To celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month, PCANV and Superheroes are Going Blue because every child deserves a great childhood! Join us and dress up as your favorite superhero! We can all be a super hero and do our part to keep our communities safe, healthy, and happy! Meet live super heroes and also enjoy children's activities, face painting, a community resource fair, costume contest, and a raffle. Let's all come together to celebrate great childhoods! Event Flyer
Contact: Amanda Haboush Deloye* (702) 895-5053 *


Pinwheel Planting
Wednesday, April 4th: At 3:30 p.m., the Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Social Services will have a pinwheel planting at HDC building, Tribal Court, Head Start and along roadside.

Play Night at The Dance Club in Spring Creek - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 6th, time: 4:00PM-7:00PM: The Family Resource Center will host a Play Night where young children will color a pinwheel and older children will make and decorate a pinwheel. Other activitiesinclude the foam pit, trampoline, bounce house, and poster contest to win a bicycle and other prizes. While the children are being entertained, the parents will learn about family strengthening activities. Event Flyer

Ice-cream Social Hosted by Bikers against Child Abuse at Diamond Chippers - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 13th, time: 5:00PM-7:00PM: Free ice-cream for first 100 children up to age 12, kids can color or make a pinwheel and poster and enter it into a contest to win a bicycle and other prizes. Tips for parents on strengthening their family. Event Flyer

Day of Learning fo Parents and Professionals - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday, April 17th, time: 5:00PM-7:00PM: Workshops on Toxic Stress and Child Development (professionals), 8:45 a.m.; Recognize and Report Child Maltreatment (professionals), 10:00 a.m., Working with Parents in Culturally Competent Ways (professionals), 1:00 p.m.; Enough Abuse: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Strategies for Child Serving Organization, 2:45 p.m.; Part 1-Choose your Partner and Caregiver Carefully (parents/professionals), 5:30 p.m., Toxic Stress and Child Development (parents), 6:45 p.m., Part II-Choose your Partner and Caregiver Carefully (professionals), 5:30 p.m. CEUs are available for professionals. Event Flyer

Gallery and Child Safety Event at the Family Resource Center - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 27th, time: 6:00PM-8:00PM: A child safety event will conclude the month at the Family Resource Center from 6:00-8:00 p.m. At this event the pinwheel coloring and pinwheels decorating contests will be judged with winners receiving prizes. A drawing for the raffle will also take place. Event Flyer


Winnemucca - Pinwheel Garden at Courthouse Lawn - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 6th 4:00pm: Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services will be holding our annual Pinwheels for Prevention Ceremony on April 6th on the courthouse lawn @ 4pm. Every year we plant pinwheels on the courthouse lawn to remind our community that every day is a call to action and an opportunity to recognize the role that we can play in a child's life. April 6th is Go Blue Day and we encourage everyone to wear blue and raise awareness! Additionally this year we are selling child abuse awareness ribbon pins for $5 each, all proceeds will be used to buy cuddly bears and activity kits to be donated to Humboldt General Hospital for child abuse victims.


All month in April - Pinwheel Coloring Contest
Colored pinwheels will be displayed in the lobbies and a winner will be chosen from each office. Coloring sheets can be found on the Lyon County website or in the office lobbies. Lyon County Human Services will be providing promotional pinwheel pens and educational flyers to community partners for awareness and as a reminder if their involvement in the prevention of child abuse. Lyon County Human Services will also use social media to engage individuals, communities, and organizations.

Yerington -Child Abuse Prevention Presentation and Proclamation at the Board of Commissioners Meeting - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, April 5th : There will be a presentation by Lyon County Human Services, District Attorney and Division of Child and Family Services regarding child abuse prevention efforts in Lyon County.

Dayton, Silver Springs, andf Yerington -Pinwheel Planting at the Lyon County Human Service Offices - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 6th 12:00pm : The Lyon County offices will be planting pinwheels at their multiple office locations.


No To Abuse will set a huge booth in their community town center and invite everyone to get information on child abuse awareness. They will also visit the school and try to get law enforcement involved.


Washoe and Lyon County - Boys and Girls Club Coloring Contest
Week of April 2nd: All 20 Clubs in Washoe and Lyon County will participate in a coloring contest. Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will display the pinwheels for the month of April. We will also be having plantings at our 5 largest Clubhouses the week of April 2nd.

Reno - 2018 NCJFCJ Pinwheel Garden at Greater Nevada Field - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 6th, time: 11:00AM-12:00PM: To raise awareness for this important issue that affects our most vulnerable population, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will be joining the Reno Aces and Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field to plant a garden of 365 blue pinwheels - one for every day of the year. Please join us and partner Washoe CASA Foundation for this important event.

Reno - Prevention Planting Ceremony and Activities at Washoe County Library Downtown Reno Branch
Sunday, April 8th time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM: The Children’s Cabinet is thrilled to collaborate with Washoe County Library – Downtown Reno Branch for the fifth year in a row to raise awareness and to promote solidarity to children and families in the downtown Reno area regarding child abuse prevention. This year, representatives from Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), Easterseals Nevada, Strong Start Nevada, and Urban Lotus Project will also be participating by offering activities for kids and resources for parents and guardians. Some of the activities will include a pinwheel coloring and pinwheel-making contest, story time (courtesy of Washoe County Library), a mini yoga session (courtesy of Urban Lotus Project), and a pinwheel planting ceremony, both inside and outside the Library grounds. Because we know that our children are our future and that their safety is vital for securing that future, we ask that you and your family join us on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Washoe County Library – Downtown Reno Branch located at 301 S. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501 from 11am – 2pm. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Reno - Pinwheel Planting at the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center
Thursday, April 26th time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM: The Child Advocacy Center in Washoe County will be hosting their annual pinwheel planting open house as well as showcasing children’s artwork.

Click below to see Past Statewide Event Summaries:

Pinwheels 2017 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2016 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2015 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2014 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2013 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2012 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2011 Event Summaries

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Amanda Haboush-Deloye: Director of Programs- PCA Nevada

Tara Phebus: Interim Executive Director, NICRP