Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 41st Ward Alderman Mary O’Connor help Prevent Child Abuse America and Prevent Child Abuse Illinois transform Chicago’s Gateway Park at Navy Pier into Big Pinwheel Garden.








Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 41st Ward Alderman Mary O'Connor to join Prevent Child Abuse America and its Illinois Chapter in turning Gateway Park at Navy Pier into Big Pinwheel Garden.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 41st Ward Alderman Mary O’Connor will join Prevent Child Abuse America and Prevent Child Abuse Illinois in turning Chicago’s Gateway Park at Navy Pier into a "Big Pinwheel Garden" on Wednesday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. CT with hundreds of supporters creating a display of thousands of pinwheels – the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The event calls for people to take action in support of healthy child development as the nation marks April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This event follows the April 8th Big Pinwheel Garden in Times Square and is one of many such events taking place nationwide throughout April as part of the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign, through which Prevent Child Abuse America has distributed more than 3.5 million pinwheels nationwide since April 2008. See full Press Release here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Big Pinwheel Garden is coming to Chicago!

Last week, about 200 volunteers came out in support of Pinwheels for Prevention in Times Square and created a Big Pinwheel Garden. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention - symbolizing the healthy starts we want for all children.

We're coming to Gateway Park at Navy Pier tomorrow at 10am CT!

Join us in the effort to prevent child abuse and neglect by:
- Helping a neighbor in need by offering to baby-sit and giving parents a break
- Volunteering for your Prevent Child Abuse America state chapter or another child- or family-serving agency
Donating today!

You can be the wind that makes the pinwheel move! Join us 
in acting on behalf of children throughout the United States!     

Monday, April 14, 2014

No extensions this time - the Early Bird ends this Friday!

Friday, April 18 is your last chance to register for The National Conference for America's Children at our special Early Bird rate, so don't let it pass you by!

If you register by Friday, not only will you secure your chance to see speakers like Dr. Harvey Karp and Dr. Bruce Perry and to attend sessions on reflective practice, self-care, CHEERS and more, but you'll also be entered into our drawing for a VIP lunch with Dr. Perry himself!

You're going to register anyway, so why not do it today and save some money? Secure your spot at The National Conference for America's Children now! 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Keep the Celebration Going!

It's Child Abuse Prevention Month, and throughout the month we're doing everything we can to raise awareness for the importance of healthy starts for children and the role that we all play in children's lives.

With events like our Big Pinwheel Gardens in Chicago and New York City as well as the dozens of events being held by our chapters throughout the month, we're sure to build up some serious momentum this April.

And what better way to keep that momentum going than by learning and networking at The National Conference for America's Children? You can learn more about how to become a better home visitor with sessions on CHEERS, how to take care of yourself with our sessions on Self-Care for the Caregiver, and how you can help prevent bullying and peer abuse, and much much more!

At the Big Pinwheel event in Times Square, actor Josh Charles told us that "we can be the wind" that moves the pinwheel and makes life better for children and families. Be that wind and recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month now  by looking toward the future - register for The National Conference for America's Children at our Early Bird rate today!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Actor Josh Charles and Prevent Child Abuse America transform Times Square into Big Pinwheel Garden.


The Good Wife" actor Josh Charles helped Prevent Child Abuse America transform Times Square into the Big Pinwheel Garden yesterday to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month and promote the pinwheel as the symbol for healthy starts for all children. Charles was joined by Manhattan magazine’s Cristina Cuomo and over 200 volunteers, holding nearly 5,000 pinwheels to create the display. See full Press Release here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"We can be that wind." 2014 Big Pinwheel Garden in Times Square.


With help from actor Josh Charles and Manhattan Magazine's Cristina Cuomo, Prevent Child Abuse America turned the Big Apple into the Big Pinwheel this morning in Times Square! Supported by volunteers from Kohl's and sisters from Kappa Delta and Sigma Delta Tau, thousands of pinwheels were given out in order to help raise awareness of healthy starts for children and Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Known for his roles on The Good Wife, Sports Night, and Dead Poet's Society, actor Josh Charles played a different role this morning, urging people around the nation to step up and support the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse. Speaking about the meaning behind the pinwheel image, Josh told the crowd that "A pinwheel also needs wind. And with our actions, and our intentions, we can be that wind. We have to be those agents of change for the young people and their families in our communities." We're grateful to have Josh Charles as a friend to our organization.


Let's all agree to "be the wind" this April. There's lots of great things going on around the country right now, so let's use that momentum and be bigger advocates and better community members. Learn more about what you can do at the Pinwheels for Prevention website.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America teams with actor Josh Charles to turn Times Square into Big Pinwheel Garden on April 8.

Prevent Child Abuse America and actor Josh Charles from the Emmy-nominated CBS show, The Good Wife, will turn New York City’s iconic Times Square into a "Big Pinwheel Garden" on Tuesday, April 8, at 9:00 a.m. ET with hundreds of supporters creating a display of more than 5,000 pinwheels – the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The event calls for people to take action in support of healthy child development as the nation marks April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This will be the signature event of the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign, through which Prevent Child Abuse America has distributed more than 3.5 million pinwheels nationwide since the campaign’s launch in April 2008. See full Press Release here.

"Share" this photo to let your friends know that "On the path of life... we're ALL in this together." Today. And every day.