April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Find a pinwheel event near you below!

New Resource!
2017 PCANV Pinwheels for Prevention Mini Toolkit

Kick-Off Child Abuse Prevention Month on National GO BLUE! Day
Friday, April 7th 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

Pinwheels Poster - to share a consistent pinwheels message

Pinwheels Banner

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.

Stay tuned for a complete listing of events throughout the state of Nevada!

Friday, April 7th, 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 7th, 2017. You can order PCANV T-shirts for this event very soon! 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 *

STATEWIDE EVENT- Go BLUE Weekend - Faith Based Communities
April 7th - 9th, 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 7th, 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.
Contact: Amanda Haboush * (702) 895-5053 *


Las Vegas - 2017 Pinwheels for Prevention at Galleria at Sunset - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, April 8th, time: 10:00AM-2:00PM: To celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month, PCANV and Superheroes are Going Blue because every child deserves a great childhood! Join us and feel free to dress up and make your favorite superhero Go Blue! 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, a raffle and a silent auction benefiting PCANV. Let's all come together to celebrate great childhoods! The event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Amanda Haboush Deloye* (702) 895-5053 *

Las Vegas - 2017 Pinwheels for Prevention 51's Game Night at Cashman Field - Tickets now available for $10! Contact PCANV
Saturday, April 29th:PCANV has partnered with the Las Vegas 51's to host a Pinwheels for Prevention Game Night. This is a greta idea for a family fun night out during April! We also invite organizations to purchase tickets through us to support PCANV. This is a great idea for an company fun night out, or to give a gift to the families you serve to show you support child abuse prevention.
Purchase your ticket's online here! Use promo code: PINWHEEL
Contact: Amanda Haboush Deloye* (702) 895-5053 *

Las Vegas - East Valley Family Services Open House
Saturday, April 29th Time: TBD East Valley Family Services is holding an open house and will be hosting department workshops on 'what they do' and also on how to prevent child abuse. Families who have completed the Bears & Binkies parenting class will be invited to plant pinwheels, and there will be a pinwheel making station, along with 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 *

Las Vegas - Be The Change ~ An Evening Of Hope
Saturday, April 29th, Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Join Olive Crest for the Be The Change Gala at Crimson inside Red Rock Hotel and Casino. Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, Live and Silent Auction, & Entertainment. **Flyer**
Contact: Laura Armeni Kneesel *(702) 835-1908*
Contact: Jenna Potter *(702) 835-1907*


Elko, NV - CAP Month Monologues at Great Basin College - See the Flyer Here.
Date: April 5th 2017 Time: 6:30pm Family Resource Centers of Northeastern Nevada will be hosting "Speaking Out"- a series of monologues about the effects of child abuse and neglect at Great Basin College theater in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month.
Contact: * Judy Andreson

Wells Family Resource Center
Wells FRC will be participating in Go Blue Day, April 7th! Join them and show your support for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect by wearing blue.
Wells Pinwheel Prevention Blue Balloon Release - Date: April 6 Time: 10:00AM
Join the children of the early childhood classrooms of the Wells Family Resource Center as they release blue balloons that contain a positive and encouraging message from the child’s family.
Wells Family Resource Center's Children's Art Gallery - Date: April 19 Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Enjoy a night of family fun at the Wells Family Resource Center and see first-hand how children learn and grow through art.
Wells Community Pinwheel Award Nominations Due, April 30th - Nominate someone in the community of Wells, Nevada who has made a positive and long lasting impact on the children of Wells, Nevada to receive a large engraved pinwheel trophy. Visit to nominate a person.
Contact: *


Consolidated Agencies of Human Services FRC
CAP Awareness Event - April 8th, Time: TBD
Consolidated Agencies of Human Services/Family Resource Center will have its annual Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness event on April 8th in Hawthorne. This event is free to the public and will include a bounce house, food, games, raffle prizes, Fire & Rescue and much more.
Contact: Diana Fisher *


Nevada Outreach Training Organization
Date: April 15th Time: TBD

Nevada Outreach Training Organization will be having their Pinwheels for Prevention event on April 15, 2017. Their event will join the Community Easter Picnic that has been held each year, where pinwheels and awareness material will be handed out to all who attend the event. They also provide local schools with awareness literature, displays, and pinwheels that children can make at home with their parents. They will cover over 1500 students in our school district.
Contact: Brenda Pinon *


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: Clare Fite*


Reno - National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges with the Reno Aces and Reno 1868 FC - Greater Nevada Field
Pinwheel Garden Planting - April 20th, Time: 11:30AM
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, The Reno Aces, The Reno 1868 FC, and other community organizations will be partnering to plant pinwheels and raise awareness about child abuse prevention. Join them at Greater Nevada Field to show your support.
Contact: Victor Leyba at *

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Center
On April 7th, they will be participating Go Blue Day at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and at the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center. All participants will take part in the planting of a pinwheel garden and educational information will be disseminated. They will also provide the local Head Start Students with supplies to make their own pinwheels to put on display.
Contact: Michelle Leon *

Click below to see Past Statewide 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

Prevent Child Abuse Nevada - Social Networking Sites

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Amanda Haboush-Deloye: Director of Programs- PCA Nevada

Tara Phebus: Interim Executive Director, NICRP