PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Kick-Off 2020's Child Abuse Prevention Month on Friday, April 3rd - National GO BLUE! Day
by wearing blue and posting to social media with #GoBlueNV

Click here to order your GO BLUE T-SHIRT!

UMC of Southern Nevada Staff with Pinwheels for Prevention 2018

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:

Pencils/Pushpins

Straws/Fastners

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

Pinwheel Coloring Sheet

2020 PCANV Pinwheels for Prevention Toolkit - Child Abuse Prevention Month resources for community partners

Pinwheels Flyer Template

Pinwheels Poster - to share a consistent pinwheels message

Pinwheels Banner

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

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

2019 NEVADA PINWHEEL EVENTS: LISTED BY COUNTY

STATEWIDE EVENT- Go BLUE Day!
Friday, April 5th, 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 5th, 2019. Below is an informational flyer which can be distributed.
Go BLUE Flyer *To opendownload to your computer.
Contact: Amanda Haboush Deloye * (702) 895-5053 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

STATEWIDE EVENT- Go BLUE Weekend - Faith Based Communities
April 5th - 7th, 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 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
The staff of the NCEDSV will use the pinwheels to decorate the offices both in Northern and Southern NV. We will take pictures and post to our media platforms.

CARSON CITY

Pinwheel Planting at 4126 Technology Way, Carson City, NV 89706 (DCFS)- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday, April 1st The Department of Health and Human Services will plant pinwheels starting April 1st at 2pm and continue to leave them up until April 8th. For more information you may contact Crystal Powers (775) 684-4413 Cpowers@dcfs.nv.gov

Pinwheel Planting Ceremony on the Legislative Lawn - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 5th, 10:00am-11:00am Advocates to End Domestic Violence and Prevent Child Abuse Nevada will be sponsoring a pinwheel planting at the legislative lawn in order to raise awareness and celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join us along with the Special Projects Coordinator Peggy Sweetland, the Executive Director of CASA of Carson City Melanie McCormick and Bordewich Bray Choir to plant pinwheels and celebrate children and families.
Contact: Amanda Haboush * (702) 895-5053 * PreventChildAbuseNevada@unlv.edu

Ron Wood Family Resource Center- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 5th We will be participating in the pinwheel planting ceremony organized by our aged out foster youth to plant pinwheels to symbolize children deserving great childhoods and bright futures at the capital on April 5, 2019. During the entire month of April the Center will be facilitating activities for children, and teaching classes to bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention. Also during the entire month, Ron Wood will display pinwheel artwork made my children who came into the center, and the local foster youth club hang blue decorations to bring awareness. Ron Wood will also teach the ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) curriculum to the Positive Action Parenting class. The parents are educated on situations that create toxic stress and trauma in children’s lives and resiliency factors to minimize the impact of ACES scores. We welcome anybody who is interested in participating in any of these activities, please contact Erika Lera at 775-884-2269 for more information.

Child Development Center Pinwheel Garden- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 12th The Child Development Center at Western Nevada College will be planting a Pinwheel Garden on campus to help bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are all here to protect and care for Nevada’s most vulnerable population. Please check out our Pinwheel Garden on Friday April 12th! If you have any questions, please contact the Child Development Center at 775-445-4262.

CHURCHILL COUNTY

Churchill County Library Pinwheels for Prevention Kick-off - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 5th 10:00am We will begin with an early morning hanging of the banner advertising the month long event by the City of Fallon Public Works Department. DCFS/Volunteers will place pinwheels and lawn signs at all entrances to 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. Please contact Holly Meader, (775) 423-6695 Ext. 2, email: sscoordinator@churchillcounty.org for additional information.

Churchill County CASA
Churchill County CASA contributed $700 towards the purchase of community awareness materials such as stickers, pens, ribbon magnets, lapel pins, and yard signs. With these funds, the community coalition was also able to purchased educational tools that feature topics such as “5 Rules to Teach Your Child about Body Safety”, “10 Tips For Positive Discipline”, and “Your Words Make A Difference”. These educational pamphlets feature Churchill County CASA’s logo on the back and will be handed out throughout the community during the month of April.

CLARK COUNTY

White Cane Day- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sunday March 23, 2019 at 9 AM : This event will take place at IHOP located at Las Vegas Blvd and Warm Springs. White Cane Cane Day we explain to the public the eye care Lions provides at no cost to those in need. This is a public information and collect donations. We also talk about Child Abuse and give the pinwheels to children. For more information please contact Albert Van Gordon 1413ae@gmail.com.

Olive Crest- - OPEN TO THE PUBLICC
Friday April 5, 2019 at 10 AM : Tour current plan is staff and clients in Blue with their pinwheels in front of our office. We had our clients do an art project with hand paints that are on paper plates and will be place in the grass for the picture. Friday April 5th at 10AM the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign will be lite up with blue bulbs to symbolize Child Abuse Prevention. We will have commissioners from Las Vegas there and hoping the Mayor as well. We are currently working on the news station too. The commissioners will talk briefly. Should last 20 mins or so.

Sunrise Children’s Hospital - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 5th and All Month We will be using the pinwheels to create child abuse prevention boards, we will also be handing out the pinwheels to patients in the hospital to help raise awareness. On April 5th we plan to go blue too!

Pinwheels for Prevention Celebration and “GO BLUE” Day at the Las Vegas Urban League Early Childhood Connection- OOPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday April 5, 2019 at 9:30 AM :Description: The Las Vegas Urban League will commemorate the annual Pinwheels for Prevention on Friday, April 5, 2019 with a pinwheel planting ceremony, participating in “Go Blue”, and other events to help spread awareness about how the community can help Nevada’s children and families be safe, healthy and happy. The month of April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The League will host special guest speakers including “Bikers Against Child Abuse” (BACA of Nevada), and representatives from the Department of Family Services and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to provide additional information and resources for our clients and staff. We will have giveaways and a bake sale. Throughout the month of April, we will also host several child abuse and neglect trainings for the community. We have also enlisted the participation of several community partners, including a faith-based organization, a child care center and a community center who will all have their own pinwheel planting events. Contact information for event questions: Mirna Mejia, Consumer Education Supervisor, 702-473-9400, ext. 469, mirna.mejia@lvul.org

CASA’s Pinwheel Planting Event at Family Court & Services Building– Open to the Public
Friday, April 12th 12:00pm - Family Court & Services Building =in Las Vegas: 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 volunteer to help children in foster care thrive in safe permanent homes. You may contact Shelia Parks, CASA Program Administrator: 702-455-4306 parks@clarkcountycourts.us for more information.

Music Festival at Windmill Library – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday April 13, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. : Partners in Parenting from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will be tabling at the library’s Music Festival. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, we will be handing out pinwheels and books. This event is open to the community. We will be sharing parenting resources and will provide a hands-on activity for the children. Contact: Heidi Petermeier *702-257-5588* petermeierh@unce.unr.edu

Las Vegas Summerlin Lions- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday April 19 at 9 AM CAN Moapa Indian Reservation: Moapa Indian Reservation is a Child Abuse Awareness event. This includes a parade, vendors some for profit and some not for profit. Lunch and activities for families. We will give out pinwheels to the children. For more information please contact Al Van Gordon 1413ae@gmail.com.

Community Resource Fair at East Las Vegas Library- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday April 25, 2019 Time TBD estimated time (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) 2851 E. Bonanza Rd: Partners in Parenting from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will attend the Community Resource Fair for the grand opening of the East Las Vegas Library. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, we will be handing out pinwheels and books. This event is open to the community. We will be sharing parenting resources and will provide a hands-on activity for the children. Contact: Heidi Petermeier *702-257-5588* petermeierh@unce.unr.edu

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglas County CASA: will assist with planting pinwheels at the Douglas County Court House and Douglas County Community and Senior Center on April 1. Also, a Child Abuse Prevention banner will hang over Hwy 395 for the month of April.

ELKO COUNTY

Brain Architecture Game Night & Pinwheels Coloring Contest- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday, April 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Family Resource Center, 331 7th Street: Community members are invited to attend a game night where teams will play the Brain Architecture Game and find out how life experiences affect a child’s brain. Each team will build a brain using pipe cleaners while drawing life experience cards that can either strengthen (a straw) or adversely affect (a weight) a child’s developing brain. There is also be a pinwheels coloring contest for children up to age ten. Prizes will be awarded for the coloring contest. The event will take place at the Family Resource Center, 331 7th Street, in Elko. Call 775-753-7352 or email parenting@elkofrc.org for information.

LYON COUNTY

Lyon County CASA-
Friday, April 5, 2019 11:00am : April 5, 11 a.m. Casa will be participating in the “Go Blue,” Pinwheel Planting events at the different courts throughout Lyon County on April 5, 11a.m. CASA will also be participating in presentations with Lyon County Human Services, DCFS, and the DA’s office at: City of Fernley City Council meeting on April 3 Board of County Commissioner on April 4 City of Yerington City Council meeting on April 8 Lyon County School District meeting on April 23.

April 21 1 pm – 3pm
CASA will have a booth with activities on April 21 at Easter Egg Hunt in Fernley’s Out of Town Park from 1 to 3 p.m. There is also discussion of holding a car seat checkpoint event in Dayton at the Lyon County Human Services office; however, a date has not been set yet. CASA is also be participating in story time at the libraries throughout the county with Lyon County Human Services; again no dates specifically set.

NYE COUNTY

Pioneer Territory CASA, Inc.: Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Event- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-
Friday, April 5, 2019 : Pioneer Territory CASA will be handing out pinwheels and flyers with pinwheel coloring sheet at the local Smith’s Grocery on April 5. The following week CASA staff and volunteers will handing out pinwheels and flyers with pinwheel coloring sheet. Also giving flyers w/ coloring pinwheel on back to all Pahrump elementary schools and encouraging them to wear Blue. Contact information for event questions: Kathie McKenna, kathie@ptcasanv.org 775-505-2272 Office

MINERAL COUNTY

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services C.A.H.S- CAP Month Event- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, April 6, 2019 10AM - 12PM 751 A St. Jr High School Gym: CAHS will be hosting the Child Abuse Prevention Awareness event. This Includes: FREE hot dogs, bounce house, cotton candy, face painting, fun activities and games. Department of Public Safety will be here to do car seat check point and installation. Community agencies such as NV Family First, Health Nurse, and Hawthorne Utilities will be assisting with activities. We welcome anybody who is interested in participating in any of these activities. Contact Debbie Lee *(775) 945-2471 cahsnv3@sbcglobal.net

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services C.A.H.S- CAP Month Event- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
April 11, 2019 10AM 901 9th Street Hawthorne Elementary: CAHS will be planting pinwheels on the Hawthorne Elementary campus with the students to help bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month. We will be distributing vases and pinwheels to our local agencies and businesses to display for the entire month of April. Contact Debbie Lee *(775) 945-2471 cahsnv3@sbcglobal.net


WASHOE COUNTY

Washoe County CASA - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm: In collaboration with NCJFCJ, UNR, and ASUN, CASA staff and volunteers will be planting pinwheels at UNR’s Joe Crowley Student Union Lawn on April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Reno - Pinwheel Planting Ceremony at NW Reno Library- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, April 5, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm NW Reno Library – 2325 Robb Drive, Reno, NV 89523: On Friday, April 5, 2019, The Children’s Cabinet and Washoe County Library System will be sponsoring a community pinwheel planting ceremony around the premises of the NW Reno Library branch in order to raise awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join us in solidarity with representatives from Bikers against Child Abuse, Easter seals of Nevada – Reno, Nevada Public Health Foundation, Northern Nevada R.A.V.E. Family Foundation, Prevent Child Abuse Nevada, Safe Embrace, Urban Lotus Project, and Washoe County Social Services for fun activities, to plant pinwheels, and to celebrate children and families throughout our community. Contact: Richie Neils Phone: (775) 348-6775 Email: rneils@children’scabinet.org

Reno - Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Friday, April 5th: All of our largest Clubs in Washoe, Lyon, White Pine, and Humboldt Counties will participate in a coloring contest. We will display the pinwheels for the month of April. On Friday, 4/5 we will host family nights in which the families will make pinwheels together. We will also be having plantings at our 5 largest Clubhouses the week of April 1st. The public will be able to see the planted pinwheels at any of our main locations:
2680 E. 9th St. Reno, NV 89512,
1300 Foster Dr. Reno, NV 89509,
1090 Bresson Ave. Reno, NV 89502,
3905 Neil Road Reno, NV 89502,
325 Patrician Dr. Reno, NV 89506
For further information you may contact Family PLUS Director Anne Studebaker (775) 360-2401, astudebaker@bgctm.org

Washoe County CASA - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, April 11, 2019: Washoe CASA is also hosting a social event at Dolan Lexus for CASA Volunteers (Each One Bring One) encouraging current volunteers to bring a prospective volunteer to learn about CASA during Child Abuse Awareness Month on April 11.

Click below to see Past Statewide 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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