PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Kick-Off Child Abuse Prevention Month on GO BLUE! Day
Friday, April 8th!

New Resource!
Pinwheels for Prevention Display Poster

Francis H. Cortney JHS Student with Pinwheels for Prevention 2011

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

 

Materials for Pinwheels for Prevention

Make Your Own Pinwheel -

Pencils/Pushpins

Straws/Fastners

Pinwheels Coloring Sheet

Pinwheel Pattern

Pinwheel Display Sign

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

Get Involved! Everyone can spread awareness! Plant your own pinwheel garden, make your own pinwheels, color pinwheels with children, display pinwheels at work, attend local events, and spread the word about child abuse prevention. Contact us for more information on how to get involved.

NEVADA PINWHEEL EVENTS: LISTED BY COUNTY
Stay tuned for a complete listing of events throughout the state of Nevada!

STATEWIDE EVENT- Go BLUE Day!
Friday, April 8th, All Day:
On behalf of Prevent Child Abuse America, 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 8th, 2016. You can order PCANV T-shirts for this event by clicking here. Below is an informational flyer which can be distributed.
Go BLUE Flyer *If you have issues opening the document, please download to your computer and then open.
Contact: Amanda Haboush * (702) 895-5053 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

STATEWIDE EVENT- Go BLUE Weekend - Faith Based Communities
April 8th - 10th, 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 by clicking here.
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 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

Carson City

Pinwheel Planting Ceremony on the Legislative Lawn - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 8th, 11:00 am: 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. First Lady Kathleen Sandoval will be joining us to speak on the importance of safe children and families in Nevada.
Contact: Amanda Haboush * (702) 895-5053 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

Department of Child and Family Services Central District Office - Carson City
Month of April
Employees will participate in a pinwheel planting in front of the DCFS building. Messaging will also be displayed to remind employees about the importanct of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Contact: *Karla Navarro* Knavarro@dcfs.nv.gov

Department of Child and Family Services Rural District Office - Carson City
Month of April
During the month of April, pinwheeels and messaging with be displayed throughout the office.
Contact: *Reesha Powell * Knavarro@dcfs.nv.gov

CLARK COUNTY

University Medical Center
Go Blue Day & the Month of April
All wards at University medical Center will be participating in GO BLUE Day! There will be pinwheels planted outside the facility on Charleston Boulvard to show support. Patients in the hospital this day will recieve a pinwheel of their own.
Contact: Dineen McSwain: dineen.mcswain@umcsn.com

Las Vegas - 2016 Pinwheels for Prevention at Town Square - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, April 9th, 10:00am to 2:00 pm: Prevent Child Abuse Nevada will be holding an event at Town Square open to families, children, and community members. This event features a Resource Fair with different agencies serving families in Nevada, interactive activities and games for children, live music, and performances from the community. Distribution of informational print materials to community service providers, access to information and resources on the campaign website, and bus stop advertisements in high risk areas will also be implemented for the month of April.
Contact: Patricia Haddad * (702) 895-5053 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

Las Vegas - Las Vegas 51's Prevent Child Abuse Nevada Night - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 29th, 7:00PM: The Las Vegas 51's and Prevent Child Abuse Nevada have partnered to have an amazing night at the Las Vegas 51's baseball game on Friday, April 29th to honor and celebrate children and families. Tickets are available through the PCANV office -- contact information below.
Contact: Patricia Haddad * (702) 895-5053 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

Las Vegas - 2016 Pinwheels for Prevention at Downtown Container Park - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, April 30th, 10:00am to 2:00 pm: Prevent Child Abuse Nevada will be holding an event at Downtown Container Park open to families, children, and community members. This event features a Resource Fair with different agencies serving families in Nevada, interactive activities and games for children, live music, and performances from the community. Distribution of informational print materials to community service providers, access to information and resources on the campaign website, and bus stop advertisements in high risk areas will also be implemented for the month of April.
Contact: Patricia Haddad * (702) 895-5053 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

Las Vegas - EVFS Bears and Binkies Reunion Picnic
Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: East Valley Family Services is holding a reunion picnic to celebrate and re-unite families who have previously graduated from their Bears and Binkies Program. A community resource fair, games for kids and families, raffles throughout the day, games and more will be available for all participants. SafeKids will also be there to provide Car Seat Safety Exams.
Contact: Leah Guevera * (702) 696-1554 * leah@eastvalleyfamilyservices.org

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue
Month of April
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue will display pinwheels at all 20 fire stations and at several other deparment office locations. Information on Child Abuse Prevention month will also be availalbe to all staff.
Contact: Jo O'Rourke * jorourke@lasvegasnevada.gov

Nevada Highway Patrol
Month of April
Nevada Highway Patrol will display pinwheels at several substation office locations. Information on Child Abuse Prevention month will also be availalbe to all staff.
Contact: Chelsea Stuenkel * cstuenkel@dps.state.nv.us

4U2 Hair Salon
Month of April
4U2 Hair Salon will be displaying pinwheels and child abuse prevention messaging throughout the month of April in support of child abuse prevention month.
Contact: Dineed McSwain * dineenm@cox.net

Robert E Lake Elementary School
April 8, Go Blue Day
Third through fifth grade students at Robert E Lake Elementary School will be making pinwheels and learn about CAP Month. K-2 Studnets will have a pinwheel coloring contest!
Contact: Sharon Pacheco * sweetimaginables@yahoo.com

Dignity Health St. Rose Campus
Month of April
Pinwheels will be displayed as well as messaging on Child Abuse Prevention throughout the facility during the month of April.
Contact: Jennifer Findlay *jennifer.findlay@dignityhealth.org

Las Vegas Urban Leauge - Early Childhood Connection
Month of April
LVUL will get the parent's and provider's in their program involved with CAP Month through educating them on child abuse prevention. We plan to line Rancho and Smoke Ranch with all of the pinwheels in hopes that cars passing will be curious enough to find out what these represent.
Contact: Saychia DeVito * Sdevito@lvul.org

Nellis Air Force Base, Family Advocacy
Month of April
The youth center will be involved in a pinwheel coloring contest and we will be decorating offices with pinwheel displays in honor of Child ABuse Prevention Month.
Contact: Cindy Duffey *cynthia.duffey.3@us.af.mil

AMR/MedicWest Ambulance
Month of April
Pinwheels will be displayed throughout the month of April at AMR Ambulance Facility and at MedicWest Ambulance Facility.
Contact: Annie Triplett annmarie.triplett@amr.net

Olive Crest
Month of April
They had a community rummage/ bake sale on March 19. They had a resource table as well as an activity table representing Olive Crest and Pinwheels for Prevention. Pinwheels were handed out along with an opportunity to get goopy with blue paint on a large banner! This banner can be seen in the Olive Crest Lobby on Go BLUE Day and throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month
Contact: Elaine Eells Elaine-Eells@olivecrest.org

Hayden Elementary School
Month of April
Student Council has organized for each class draw a large picture of a pinwheel on an anchor chart and talk about ways we can prevent bullying and child abuse at our school and in Nevada. This is of course after telling them what this whole month is about. In each part of the pinwheel they will write a suggestion. We are going to post them in the Multipurpose Room throughout the week so they are displayed for ALL grade levels and teachers to see. Each class will go outsie together and plant one pinwheel in the grass to show their support for Go BLUE day. Additionally, everyone at the school will be wearing blue for Go BLUE day!
Contact * Jennifer Katz *Jlkatz@interact.ccsd.net

ELKO COUNTY

Elko, NV - CAP Month Monologues at Great Basin College - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, March 31st
FRC of Northeastern Nevada has partnered with Great Basin Colleg theatre stuendents to do monologues in honor of CAP month.
Contact * Jenny Russel cm2@elkofrc.org or Judy Andreson director@elkofrc.org

Elko Methodist Women's Ministry
Month of April
Parenting resources and materials on local services will be avaialble and will be placed our lobbies as well as given to parents in Sunday School. We will also be placing pinwheels in planters around the facility
Contact: Cindy Neisess * neisess@frontier.com

DCFS Rural District Office - Elko
Month of April
Pinwheels and CAP Month messaging will be displayed in the office throughout the month of April
Contact: Jerolyn Tennyson * Knavarro@dcfs.nv.gov

Shoshone Paiute Tribal Social Services - Elko - Owyhee
April 1
We will be having a child abuse awareness pinwheel planting in the community of Duck Valley on April 1st to include children while they are still on spring break.
Contact: Roberta Hanchor * hanchor.roberta@shopai.org

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

DCFS Rural District Office - Winnemucca
Month of April
Pinwheels and CAP Month messaging will be displayed in the office throughout the month of April.
Contact: Karla Navarro * knavarro@dcfs.nv.gov

Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services
Pinwheel Planting on Courthouse Lawn -
Friday, April 8th, 4PM-5PM
WDVS will be sponsoring a pinwheel planting at the couthouse lawn in order to raise awareness and celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month. The mayor along with other speakers will be speaking on the importance of safe children and families in Nevada, and to present the Proclamation to prevent child abuse in Humboldt County.
Contact: Stephanie Johnson *legaladvocate@winnemuccadvs.org

LYON COUNTY

Lyon County Human Services
Month of April
All Lyon County Human Services office community boards will display information and awareness of child maltreatment prevention.
April 1 - Pinwheel Planting in all Lyon County Human Services offices
April 8 - Lyon County Human Services will be participating in Go Blue day
Contact: Anna Coons *acoons@lyon-county.org

MINERAL COUNTY

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services FRC
CAP Awareness Event - April 9th, 10AM-2PM
-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Month of April - Hawthorne, NV

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services/Family Resource Center will have its annual Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness event on April 9th at Veterans Memorial Park in Hawthorne, NV from 10am-2pm. This event is free to the public and will include a bounce house, food, games, raffle prizes, and much more. We will be releasing blue balloons at 10:30AM at the event in honor of all the children and families that have been affected by abuse. We will plant pinwheels with Mineral County Elementary School on April 7th. We also had the elementary school write essays and draw pictures of 'What a Happy/Healthy Family Means to Me; and will be posting a few entries in our local newspaper. On April 8th we will plant pinwheels with the Mineral County High School and Junior High. Also on April 8th, "Go Blue Day" the local businesses, schools, and community members will wear blue in support of Child Abuse Awareness month. We will light up the participating businesses on main street and Hawthorne with blue lights and pinwheels, beginning April 1st and throughout the month of April.
Contact: Diana Fisher *cahsnvfrc_dv@sbcglobal.net

NYE COUNTY

Nevada Outreach Training Organization
Month of April

Pinwheels will displayed at each elementary school and we will be making pinwheels at the community Easter event for April education.
Contact: Heidi Labastida * heidilabastida@gmail.com or Salli Kerr * sallikerr@nevadaoutreach.org

DCFS Rural District Office - Pahrump
Month of April
Pinwheels and CAP Month messaging will be displayed in the office throughout the month of April.
Contact: Michael Cason * knavarro@dcfs.nv.gov

STOREY COUNTY

Community Chest, Inc.
Month of April - Virgina City

Community Chest believes in promoting support for children and their families. One way Community Chest works towards this every year is by participating in the Prevent Child Abuse Nevada pinwheel event. By building community awareness and increasing knowledge of the effects of child abuse, Community Chest hopes to strengthen communities within Storey County. This year Caren Baum, School Counselor, Adrienne Sutherland and Clare Fite, Counselors for Community Chest will jointly lead discussions for grades K-5th. These discussions will include topics of different types of abuse, provide support, and offer ways for children to seek services if needed. During the discussion the children will make pinwheels that will be displayed in businesses around Storey County. These displays will hopefully facilitate further conversations and positive change. At the end of the event, the children will take home the pinwheels and discuss the experience with their own families.
Contact: Adrienne Sutherland * adrienne.communitychestnevada@gmail.com

WASHOE COUNTY

Reno, NV - Downtown Reno Library
March 29, 2016 11AM-12PM
The Children's Cabinet is partnering with the Downtown Reno Library and holding a pinwheel planting. Pinwheels will be displayed throughout the month of April.
Contact: Lindy McDonald * lmcdonald@childrenscabinet.org

Reno, NV - Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Sun Valley Family Resource Center
Month of April
Pinwheel bouquets will be distributed to all 20 locations and we will be having a pinwheel planting ceremony at our largest locations.
Contact: Anne Studebaker * astudebaker@bgctm.org

Washoe County Schools Family Resource Center
Month of April

Pinwheel bouquets will be displayed at 5 sites and we will be doing coloring sheets with parent educators.
Contact: Brenda Hess * bhess@washoeschools.net

WHITE PINE COUNTY

DCFS Rural District Office - Ely
Month of April
Pinwheels and messaging will be displayed throughout the office in honor of CAP Month.
Contact: Faye Cavender * knavarro@dcfs.nv.go

Click below to see Past Statewide Event Summaries:

Pinwheels 2015 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2014 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2013 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2012 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2011 Event Summaries


Prevent Child Abuse Nevada - Social Networking Sites


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