April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge
the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.
Child abuse awareness is mental health awareness. Child abuse prevention is mental health prevention.
— Melissa Stennett Deuter, MD (melissadeuter.com)
We all know that a few kind words can change your entire outlook on a situation, but it can be a challenge to think of positive things to say in the moment. So, we’ve compiled a list of expressions to use in various situations to help parents be their children’s biggest champions. Accept the Words Matter Challenge and start a lifelong habit.
- Words Matter – Words of Encouragement for Children | Family Services (fairfaxcounty.gov)
(Fast Facts: Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect / Violence Prevention / Injury Center | CDC)
Infographic Courtesy of Child Trends
On April 7th, join Prevent Child Abuse Nevada and Advocates to End Domestic Violence as we plant about 1000 pinwheels on the legislative lawn in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Joining PCANV and AEDV will be a list of guest speakers followed by performances by local children’s choir.
Location: Carson City Legislative Lawn from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
On April 7th at 10 a.m. throughout Lyon County, the community is invited to join in planting pinwheels to help raise awareness.
The planting locations are as follows:
On April 29th, Be A Hero Fun Run and Family Resource Fair