April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Pinwheels for Prevention

Francis H. Cortney JHS Students with Pinwheels for Prevention 2011

Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign held every April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The main focus is to spread awareness throughout communities across the nation, helping ensure each child has the opportunity to live out a safe, stable, and nurturing childhood. The pinwheel is a symbol for the carefree childhood that every kid deserves.

For more information, visit Prevent Child Abuse America's National PCA Pinwheels Website.

2015 Child Abuse Prevention Month Events


April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Go Blue Day Flyer / Go Blue Faith Weekend Flyer
Turn Nevada Blue on GO BLUE day! Businesses, organizations, and faith communities join in wearing, decorating or displaying something BLUE to honor Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Contact: Patricia Haddad at preventchildabusenevada@unlv.edu

Churchill County

April 10, 2015 Fallon, NV - Pinwheel Planting at Millenium Park; 10AM
Friends Family Resource Center and Fallon Pauite-Shoshone Tribe are partnering Churchill County. We will be kick starting our event by dying the downtown fountain blue and asking all our guest to wear blue. We will have special guest speakers joining us from the tribe and the community.
Contact: Charissa Dunnett at ssadmin@fpst.org or Lori Lombardo at LombardoL@churchill.k12.nv.us

April 25, 2015 Fallon, NV - Pinwheels for Prevention Walk; 8:30AM
Join Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe and FRIENDS Family Resource Center for a walk in honor of child abuse prevention. Registration starts at 8:30 A.M., walk starts at 9:00 A.M. We will walk from Millennium Park to Fox Peak. The first 125 people to sign up will receive a free shirt and be given a pinwheel to plant at the end of the walk.

Carson City

April 1, 2015 Carson City, NV - Pinwheel Planting at the Nevada Legislature; 11AM
Join as Prevent Child Abuse Nevada and Advocates to End Domestic Violence plant pinwheels on the lawn of the Legislature building.
Contact: Amanda Haboush-Deloye at amanda.haboush@unlv.edu
Shannon Simmons at parenting@aedv.org

April 10, 2015 Carson City, NV - Pinwheel Planting with Foster Youth; 11AM
The Ron Wood Family Resource Center will be planting pinwheels on the lawn of the Legilslature with foster youth in thier programs.
Contact: Erika Lera at erika@carson-family.org

Clark County

April 10, 2015 Henderson, NV - Pinwheels for Prevention at the Green Valley Library; 12PM-3PM
The University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension is partnering with the Green Valley Library to bring the Henderson community a make-and-take style program with crafts in the children's library. In addition, child abuse and neglect prevention related information will be provided for parents.
Contact: YaeBin Kim at kimy@unce.unr.edu

April 11, 2015
Las Vegas, NV - Pinwheels for Prevention Event at Town Square Las Vegas; 10AM-2PM
Join Prevent Child Abuse Nevada at Town Square Las Vegas for a special event that includes a resource fair, silent acution with items from local and nation wide businesses, and entertainment for families.View the Flyer
Contact: Patricia Haddad at preventchildabusenevada@unlv.edu

April 11, 2015 Las Vegas, NV- Bears and Binkis Event at Justice Myron E. Leavitte/Jaycee Park
East Valley Family Services is holding this event to celebrate families who graduated from their Bears and Binkies Program. Resource fair, games for kids and families, raffles throughout the day, cake walks and more are included for these familes. Pinwheels will decorate the parking lot while children are able to create their own to take home to share with their families.
Contact: Leah at leah@evfs.org

April 11, 2015 Las Vegas, NV- Pinwheel Planting at University United Methodist Church
Open Doors Community Services, formerly United Methodist Social Ministries will be holding a pinwheel planting and prayer in honor of child abuse prevention. 
Contact Glenda Bona at director@OpenDoorsLV.org

April 18, 2015 Las Vegas, NV- Pinwheels for Prevention Event at Downtown Container Park; 10AM-2PM
Join Prevent Child Abuse Nevada at Downtown Container Park for a special event that will incude community resources, silent auction and entertainment for families. View the Flyer
Contact: Patricia Haddad at preventchildabusenevada@unlv.edu

Elko County

Entire Month of April Owyhee, NV - Duck Valley Indian Reservation CAP events
Shoshone Paiute Tribal Social Services will be having events through the month. The first pinwheel planting will be on the 1st beginning at the Resource Building at 1:00, on the 8th everyone is encouraged to wear blue, on the 15th there will be a craft night from 3:30 - 6:30 at the HDC, the 22nd there will be a Tribal Elders Panel - time to be announced and finishing up on the 29th with a walk and potluck.  This is the second year of the pinwheel planting on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Owyhee, NV.
Contact: Zanetta Hanks at  Hanks.zannetta@shopai.org

April 14, 2015
Elko, NV- CAP event at Great Basin College Theatre, 1500 College Parkway; 6PM-7PM
The Family Resource Centers of Northeastern Nevada is hosting an event to promote prevention of child maltreatment to include a documentary film screening and a guest panel. The event features the film, "Lost Childhood" and panel members include representatives from the Elko Police Department, Elko County District Attorney, Division of Child and Family Services, a mental health provider, and a medical professional who does forensic exams, planner for a Children's Advocacy Center. View the Flyer
For more information call 753-7352 or email reception@elkofrc.org

Entire Month of April Wells, NV
During the month of April, the Wells Family Resource Center participates in the National Pinwheels for Prevention campaign in many different ways. We provide pinwheel displays for all of the businesses in town. Each business is decorated either with a lawn display or a vase, plus a yard sign or flyer saying "Supporting the Children of Wells having a Healthy & Safe Childhood". This year with the help of volunteers from the community, we have over 1,900 pinwheels displayed. The Wells Family Resource Center early childhood classrooms make 3D paper pinwheels that are displayed at Wells Rural Electric Company and the Wells Elementary School 1st and 2nd graders make 3D pinwheels that are displayed at Nevada State Bank. There is also a pinwheel coloring contest that children have the opportunity to participate in during the whole month of April. The contest is held at Roy's Market.
Contact: Tracy Bringhurst at wfrcadvocate@yahoo.com

Mineral County

April 10, 2015 Hawthorne, NV - Go Blue Day in Hawthorne
Consolidated Agencies of Human Services(CAHS)/Family Resource Center will plant Pinwheels with the 7th and 8th grade students at the Junior High and High School. We are promoting "Go Blue Day" on April 10th by asking everyone throughout Mineral County to wear blue and plant pinwheels. Mineral County Elementary School will make posters and decorate pinwheels to be displayed at the CAHS/FRC

April 11, 2015 Hawthorne, NV; Pinwheels for Prevention at Veteran's Memorial Park, 425 10th Street ; 10AM
Pinwheels for Prevention event from 10am-2pm. Our event includes a car seat installation and check point provided by Ron Wood FRC, free fingerprinting for kids with the Sheriff's Department, fluoride treatments from the County Health Nurse, a bounce house, snow cones, a DJ and dancing, and information on community resources.
Contact Diana Fisher@cahsnvfrc_dv@sbcglobal.net

Nye County

April 4, 2015 Pahrump, NV - Easter Picnic at Ian Deutch Memorial Park;10AM-2PM
NoTo Abuse will be holding a free community event at the Ian Deutch Memorial Park that will include free food, games, and entertainment for families. NoTo Abuse will also have a community resource table where families can get more information about Child Abuse Prevention Month. Come get pinwheels, Easter candy, and other goodies!
Contact Heidi Labastida at Heidilabastida@gmail.com

April 25, 2015
Tonopah, NV - Pinwheels for Prevention Tonopah; 10AM-6PM
The Tonopah community is coming together for Child Abuse Prevention month and celebrating children with a Pinwheels for Prevention event at the Tonopah Pocket Park.
Contact De Ann at 775.482.3016

Pershing County

April 17, 2015 Lovelock, NV - Pinwheel Planting at the Courthouse; 10:30AM
Join the Family Resource Center, Domestic Violence Coalition and Frontier Community Action Agency at the steps of the courthouse for the annual pinwheel planting event.
Contact: Susan Fox at sfox@pershing.k12.nv.us

Storey County

Entire Month of April Virginia City, NV- Education at the Elementary School
Community Chest, Inc. continues a well established partnership with the Storey County School District to bring a combination of education and awareness for the topic of child abuse prevention. Caren Baum, School Counselor and Lindsey Mcelfish, Intern for Community Chest, will jointly lead class discussions for grades K-5th, covering topics such as the different types of abuse (emotional, sexual, physical and neglect) and ways to seek and deliver support for those who may be experiencing abuse. During the presentation children will be encouraged to make pinwheels, which will then be displayed around the elementary school. At the end of April the pinwheels will be sent home with the children in hopes of facilitating further discussion with family members
Contact: Lindsey Mcelfish at lindsey.mcelfish@gmail.com
Caren Baum at cbaum@storey.k12.nv.us

Washoe County

April 7, 2015 Reno, NV - Pinwheel Planting at the Downtown Reno Library; 11AM-2PM
Join the Children's Cabinet at the Downtown Reno Library to raise child abuse awareness. The event will take place after the library's weekly story time. FREE Pinwheels, activities for children and information on resources.
Contact: Lindy McDonald at lmcdonald@childrenscabinet.org

April 17, 2015 Sun Valley, NV - Family Festival at Women and Children of the Sierra's
Washoe County School District along with Women and Children of the Sierra's and other community partners will have a booth with handouts, coloring pages and information.  We will also have Pinwheels to Plant in an “Awareness Garden.

April 25, 2015 Sparks, NV - 9th Annual An Evening to R.A.V.E. about; 6PM
The Northern Nevada R.A.V.E. Family Foundation will be holding thier 9th Annual An Evening to R.A.V.E. about at the Resort at Red Hawk. Event includes a raffler, dinner, live entertainment. This will be a child abuse and neglect awareness event, as well as masquerade!
Contact: Korine Viehweg at nnrff@att.net

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign


Materials for Pinwheels for Prevention

Make Your Own Pinwheel -



Pinwheel Instructions & Pattern

Pinwheels Coloring Sheet

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.



Click below to see past statewide 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

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