Francis H. Cortney JHS Student with Pinwheels for Prevention 2011

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Pinwheels for Prevention® Campaign

2014 "Pinwheels for Prevention" activities were a statewide success! Overall, 9 COUNTIES have reported their participation in about 17 Pinwheels for Prevention events by either planting pinwheels in parks or courthouse lawns as well as involving school teachers, children and parents in the festivities. Pinwheel organizers got their local community members involved by displaying pinwheels in local businesses, engaging local policy makers and public figures. They also collaborated with statewide service providers to build awareness of preventative measures that can be used stop child abuse and neglect before it ever happens through community resource fairs, press conferences, and tabling at other events statewide. Detailed summaries of this year's "Pinwheels for Prevention" events can be found by clicking the link below.

For more information, please visit the National PCA Pinwheels Website.

2014 Nevada Pinwheels Event Summaries


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.

2014 Pinwheel Event Highlights

Friday, April 4th:
On behalf of Prevent Child Abuse America, Prevent Child Abuse Nevada encouraged everyone to support and help raise awareness in the prevention of child abuse and neglect by wearing BLUE on Friday, April 4th, 2014. T-shirts for this event were available and PCA-NV rasied over $1,200 in proceeds. Below is the informational flyer which was distributed. Information for Go BLUE day 2015 available soon!

CARSON CITY - Planting Ceremony on the Legislative Lawn
Friday, April 4th: With assistance from Borderwich Bray Elementary students in Carson City, PCA-NV and Advocates to End Domestic Violence planted pinwheels in the legislative lawn to symbolize every child's right to a safe, healthy, and happy life, and to impress upon the community that child abuse and neglect are serious problems. A press conference was held with speakers Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell, Dr. Amanda Haboush-Deloye, Executive Director of PCA-NV and Michael Bertrand of ELI's Group.

CHURCHILL - Pinwheels for Prevention Walk
Friday, April 19th: FRIENDS Family Resource Center partnered with Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe to bring child abuse awareness to Churchill County. The city fountain was dyed blue to kick off our campaign. We invited local officials such as Mayor Ken Tedford, Sheriff Ben Trotter, Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Police and people from our community for a picture op. We placed pinwheels throughout Churchill County including City Hall and Millennium Park. Saturday was our main event; the community met at Millennium Park for the child abuse awareness walk. Participants received a free Pinwheels for Prevention T-shirt and a pinwheel to plant at the end of the walk. Miss Indian Nations, Shannon Hooper, welcomed the community and spoke about child abuse awareness. After the walk, we gathered at Oats Park for the Earth Day family event where we had educational booths, free crafts, and live entertainment.

Click below to see past statewide 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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Links to outside webpages should not be interpreted as Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy or Prevent Child Abuse Nevada endorsements of the information, opinions, goods, or services presented therein.

Amanda Haboush-Deloye: Director of Programs- PCA Nevada

Tara Phebus: Interim Executive Director, NICRP