April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Kick-Off Child Abuse Prevention Month on Friday, April 1, 2022
GO BLUE! by wearing blue and posting to social media with #GoBlueNV

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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

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


Pinwheels for Prevention Resources

2022 PCANV Pinwheels for Prevention Toolkit English

2022 PCANV Pinwheels for Prevention Toolkit Spanish

Virtual Background 1
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Pinwheels Flyer Template

Pinwheels Poster - to share a consistent pinwheels message

Pinwheels Banner

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

Make Your Own Pinwheel:

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

Pinwheel Coloring Sheet
Pinwheel Coloring Sheet 2


Friday, April 1st, 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 2nd, 2021. The toolkit has a flyer that can distributed.
Check out the 2022 PCANV Toolkit in both Englishand Spanish
Contact: Christina Romero * (702) 895-5053 *

STATEWIDE EVENT- Go BLUE Weekend - Faith Based Communities
April 1st - 3rd, 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. The toolkit has a flyer that can distributed.
Contact: Michelle Saldivar* (702) 895-5053 *

STATEWIDE EVENT- Building Cooperative Behaviors - Virtual Workshop View Flyer
April 21, 2022 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Positive Behavior Supports of Nevada (PBS-NV) and Healthy Home Life (HHL)
If there are any non-cooperative or frustrating child behaviors occurring in the home, the Building Cooperative Behaviors workshop will give you strategies you can use with your children now! This training is open to any parents, caregivers, or families in Nevada! This workshop is designed to help you define and understand the cause of problem behavior, identify strategies to make problem behavior less likely, and help you to utilize strategies that will help improve your and your child's quality of life.
Contact: For more information, contact Jessica Adge at

STATEWIDE EVENT- Construyendo Comportamientos Cooperativos - Virtual Workshop Ver folleto
Viernes, 22 de Abril, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Positive Behavior Supports of Nevada (PBS-NV) and Healthy Home Life (HHL)
Si hay comportamientos infantiles no cooperativos o frustrantes en el hogar, el taller Construyendo comportamientos cooperativos le brindará estrategias que puede usar con sus hijos ahora. ¡Esta capacitación está abierta a todos los padres, cuidadores o familias en Nevada! Este taller está diseñado para ayudarlo a definir y comprender la causa del comportamiento problemático, identificar estrategias para hacer que el comportamiento problemático sea menos probable y ayudarlo a utilizar estrategias que ayudarán a mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su hijo.
Contacto: Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Lesley Gomez at



Pinwheel Planting Ceremony on the Legislative Lawn
April 1, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nevada State Capitol, 101 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701
A panel of guest speakers as well as local choirs will perform, followed by planting of about 1000 pinwheels on the legislative lawn.
Contact: Amanda Haboush * (702) 895-5053 *
Rhonda Roth, Advocates to End Domestic Violence * (775) 883-7654

Pinwheels to Prevent Child Abuse (PCAP) Viewing Party & Foster Parent Info Session View Flyer
April 1, 2022 @ 6:30 PM: McFadden Square Carson City
The Division of Child & Family Services presents The PCAP Viewing Party at 6:30PM on April 1 2022 at McFadden Square in Carson City. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we take a deeper look at the challenges faced by children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Join for a night under the stars while we project the short 12 minute film ReMoved followed by testimony from a local former foster youth. The event will conclude with information on how you can help foster children in Carson City including but not limited to becoming a Foster parent, becoming a CASA and more. This event is free & open to the public! View Flyer
Contact: Shelby Riley * (888) 423-2659

Ron Wood Family Resource Center Fair Including Movie Viewing & Pinwheel Planting
April 1st, 2022 @ 6:30pm Ron Wood Family Resource Center
Collaboration with The Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS), Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) & Ron Wood Family Resource Center (RWFRC)- Movie Viewing, Resource Fair & Pinwheel Planting in Downtown Carson City at the Bob McFadden Plaza. This is a public event, all are welcome.

Pinwheel Planting & Office Decorating
April 4th, 2022 @ 8:00 AM
Staff will be decorating the office and covering lawn in front of our building with pinwheels in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month This an In Office Event - Sorry No Public

Pinwheel Garden
April 8, 2022
The Child Development Center at Western Nevada College will be planting a Pinwheel Garden on campus to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are all here to protect and care for Nevada's most vulnerable population.
Contact: Anna Lisa Acosta-Rogers * (775) 445-4262

Pinwheel Coloring Contest April 1st - 29th Judging by staff members on May 2nd Ron Wood Family Resource Center
We are inviting all children involved in our center to participate in a pinwheel decorating contest in which we will offer a grand prize reward of a $25 Gift Card. Pinwheel sheets will be in parenting class packets held through the month of April as well as offered in our lobby. Submissions will be put on display for the month of April.
For ages 0-17

Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Information & Education
Date: Ongoing in three parenting classes Time: Ongoing Ron Wood Family Resource Center
We will be promoting awareness and education in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the month of April. All parents participating in our parenting classes during the month of April will get flyers & information on child abuse to promote awareness and educate our community on the importance of a safe, happy, and abuse free childhood.
This event is for parents

Biker's Against Child Abuse Awareness Day April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact Yukon


Pinwheels for Prevention Kick-off Agency: Churchill County Social Services
April 1 2022 @ 10:00 AM 553 S Maine St, Fallon, NV 89406
Churchill County Social Services/DCFS/Volunteers will place pinwheels and lawn signs at locations around the City that morning at 7am. The City of Fallon Public Works Department will dye the fountain blue by 9:30am that morning and pinwheels will also be planted by the fountain. Finally, at 10am that day, the City Mayor and members of the Churchill County Board of Commissioners will read the Proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention month.


SAAM Resource Fair
April 5 th 4:00pm-7:00pm @ 801 S Rancho Dr, C3 Las Vegas NV 89106 (Outside Courtyard)
Event is free and open to the public. Event is outdoors in parking lot area. Sign up for free support groups, counseling, and advocacy services available on site. Music, games, food, and chance to win multiple raffle items!
Contact: 702-366-1640 or

CASA's Pinwheel Planting Event at Family Court & Services Building (Must RSVP)
April 8, 2022 12:00pm @ 601 N Pecos Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89155
The PUBLIC is invited to join CASA volunteers, CASA staff, other Child Welfare leaders, Family Court Judges, Court Marshals and other Court Administration staff. The CASA Program is once again hosting the planting of nearly 400 pinwheels in front of the Family Court Services Building, to help raise awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month and to promote the need for more CASA volunteers to help children in foster care thrive in safe permanent homes.
Contact: Shelia Parks, Program Administrator: 702-455-4306

Hoppin' Down the Bonnie Trail
April 9, 2022 @ 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM *They must call to sign up for a time slot* Bob Price Recreation Park
This is a FREE community event! There will be a pancake breakfast available (while supplies last), fun games, bounce houses, music, egg runs, and more! Participants must call Bob Price Recreation Center to register for a time slot according to the child's age as space is limited.
Contact: Jozelle DeLos Reyes * (702) 455-7600

NAMI Wellness Fair
April 13 th 3:00pm-7:00pm @ Pearson Center 1625 West Carey, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Join NAMI and many more organizations to receive resources on physical, mental, and spiritual health!
Contact: Jessica Medina



Pinwheel Planting
April 11th @ 3:00PM We'll be planting pinwheels at are all the local businesses throughout Wells, Nevada.
Contact: Wells Family Resource Center at 775-752-2345 or

Prevention Talks
April 11th Wells Elementary School
Local Highway Patrol officers will be providing safety talks to students attending Wells Elementary school to help support the children of Wells having a safe and healthy childhood. Topics vary per age group and by year, but previous topics have included internet safety, home-alone safety, stranger danger, etc. Officers will also eat lunch with students once a week during April to help build relationships and answer questions.
Contact: Wells Family Resource Center at 775-752-2345 or

Wells FRC Annual Children's Art Gallery
April 20th @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wells FRC 261 1st St, Wells, NV 89835
The Children's Art Gallery displays artwork completed by the students of Wells FRC. This whimsical visual display is a reminder during the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to support the children of Wells so that they may have a healthy and safe childhood.
Contact: Wells Family Resource Center 775-752-2345 or

Blue Baloon Release
April 21st Time: TBA Wells FRC & Wells Elementary School
Students will be releasing balloons as they send positive messages and thoughts out into the world.
Contact: Wells Family Resource Center at 775-752-2345 or

Walk for Prevention
April 30th Time and Location: TBA
Community members are invited to participate in the walk/run event that raises awareness of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.
Contact: Wells Family Resource Center at 775-752-2345 or


Pinwheel planting-April 1st, 2022
Fernley- In Town Park @10:00am
Dayton- Our Park @10:00am
Yerington- Rocket Park @10:00am
Silver Springs- Silver Stage Elementary @10:00am

Lyon County Human Services
There will be a coloring contest throughout the month of April. Children can color a pinwheel and turn it back into LCHS for an entry into our contest. We will pick winners for each location.

April 6th Fernley City Council Meeting

April 11th Yerington City Council Meeting

April 15th LCHS to host Car Seat Checkpoint in Yerington at Wild West Chevrolet

April 29th LCHS to host Car Seat Checkpoint in Dayton

Contact: Phone: (775) 577-5009 or for more information




For Storey County School District, our two elementary schools, Hugh Gallagher ES and Hillside ES, will be making and displaying pinwheels at our school sites. We are also having presentations for CAPP given at both schools. These events are happening from late March into early April. Points of contact are Allison Brolsma at Gallagher ES (775-847-0977) and Melissa Reymer at Hillside ES (775-342-0785).


Pinwheel Art Installment at E.L. Cord Museum School
Pinwheels made by the members of Boys & Girls Club will be hung in the lobby of the E.L. Cord Museum School for the month of April.
Location: E.L. Cord Museum School
Agency: Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Contact: Family PLUS Director Anne Garlow (775) 360-2401,

Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Community Event View Flyer
April 7, 2022 @ 12:00-2:00 PM: Women & Children’s Center of the Sierra, 3905 Neil Road, Suite #2, Reno, NV 89502
Description of the event: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- On Thursday, April 7, 2022, The Children's Cabinet and Women & Children’s Center of the Sierra will be sponsoring a community pinwheel planting ceremony around the premises of the community resource center in order to raise awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join us alongside with representatives from Bikers against Child Abuse, Safe Embrace, Northern Nevada R.A.V.E, Health Plan of Nevada, Mountain Ministries, Prevent Child Abuse Nevada, Reno Indian Colony, Boys and Girls Club of the Sierra, and Nevada Urban Indians, to plant pinwheels, and to celebrate children and families throughout our community. View Flyer
Contact: Jessica Marsala & Cathy Mello

Washoe County Child Advocacy Center View Flyer
Washoe County Child Advocacy Center between 11:00 AM and 12:15 PM, on April 7th, to help us plant a pinwheel garden.

Biggest Little Easter Egg Hunt
April 9 2022, Saturday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Rancho San Rafael Park
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will be helping host the Biggest Little Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9th from 9-12 at Rancho San Rafael Park. We will also be doing an art installation at the Nevada Museum of Art School which will be a large heart made out of hundreds of pinwheels which Boys & Girls Club members make! We are hoping to have the art installation up and ready to unveil on April 4th. Our smaller locations will compete in the annual Pinwheel Coloring Contest which will be displayed at our largest location in Reno. All sites will do plantings in front of their buildings in Washoe, Lyon, Humboldt, and White Pine Counties throughout the month of April.

Twist and Shout Sock Hop Fundraiser
Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 6 PM – 10 PM
Location: The Alpine, Reno
Contact: Hannah Hoobyar,775-750-0537,

Pinwheel Planting at Greater Nevada Field
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Greater Nevada Field, Reno
Agency: NCJFCJ
Contact: Helen Bolstad

Child’s Voice Luncheon
Friday, April 29, 2022 | 11 am Location: Renaissance Reno
Agency: Washoe Legal Services
Contact: Amanda Brock 775-785-5711

Click below to see Past Statewide Event Summaries:

Pinwheels 2021 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2020 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2019 Event Summaries

Pinwheels 2018 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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