Friday, May 22, 2015

Check it out: The current edition of our newsletter is live!

And you can learn more about our ongoing partnership with Chartwells, our recent trip to Washington, DC, what's happening with the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program, recent doings at the Pendleton Correctional Facility, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility and the Indiana Woman's Prison, and Connect the Dots here. So please do take a look and don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about any of this. Thanks!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close.

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As we end Child Abuse Prevention Month 2015, let's take a look back at the highlights made possible through the generous support of donors and partners just like you!
We kicked-off the month by unveiling our new logo featuring the pinwheel, demonstrating our commitment to this image that allows us to engage people in new ways.

We are officially the "pinwheel people!"

A Big Pinwheel Garden was held in Chicago between two elementary schools with hundreds of students, faculty and parents to further promote the pinwheel as the symbol for the great childhoods all children deserve. Headline speakers included Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner and Chicago Alderman Mary O'Connor.
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Six days later in Times Square in New York, we staged another Big Pinwheel Garden. This one headlined by Ginger Zee of "Good Morning America," New York Knicks legend John Starks and Cristina Cuomo, MANHATTAN magazine Editor in Chief.  Our thanks to Kappa Delta, Sigma Delta Tau, Modern Luxury Publishing, Chartwells and the General Federation of Women's Clubs for their support.

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And throughout April, Prevent Child Abuse America state chapters were active with pinwheels in a variety of ways, from pinwheels in front of the state capitol steps in Louisiana to a massive pinwheel garden at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Virginia to pinwheel cupcakes in Wyoming!

This is but a small sampling of the incredible creativity with which our chapters implement Pinwheels for Prevention each year. 
To learn more about what your state chapter did throughout April, find your state chapter on the map.

For more photos and videos of Child Abuse Prevention Month activities, check out our Facebook page and photo album!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Keep the Momentum Giving!

Have you seen any pinwheels?
They're everywhere!
Since 2008, the pinwheel has become the national symbol of child abuse and neglect prevention. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, we're asking that you be the wind and the force that makes the pinwheel move!
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All children deserve great childhoods because children are our future. Let's keep the momentum going.
You can be the force that keeps the pinwheel moving! Give today to ensure the healthy development of our nation's children.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Celebration of Congress and a Push for More.

In response to the the U.S. Senate passing a major piece of reform legislation known as the “doc fix,” which included language that would reauthorize funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) for two years at a level of $800 million we posted a brief statement titled "A Celebration of Congress and a Push for More." We hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below. 

"Yesterday the U.S. Congress stepped up in a big way to pass legislation that can make a real difference in the lives of children and families and help promote great childhoods for children.
When the U.S. Senate passed a major piece of reform legislation known as the “doc fix,” they included language that would reauthorize funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) for two years at a level of $800 million. These funds programs like Healthy Families America that are proven to improve parent-child attachment and family self-sufficiency, and reduce incidences of child abuse and neglect. 
Congress could have easily ignored MIECHV and chosen to spend the money elsewhere. Instead, they prioritized children and the future of our country to fund a program that helps create equal opportunities for all children and families to succeed. 
While it may be coincidence that this happened in April which is Child Abuse Prevention month, it serves as a reminder of the importance of taking action today to make for a better  tomorrow, and that all of us play a role in the healthy development of our nation’s children.
'I applaud members of Congress for their tremendous work in passing this bill and securing funding for children,” said Jim Hmurovich, President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America. “They have set a true example for the rest of us to follow, not only during Child Abuse Prevention Month, but for the rest of the year as well.'”

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Prevent Child Abuse America is America's Charities featured charity.

Which we really appreciate. So please do take a look at the post on the America's Charities blog, and please let us know what you think and whether you have any questions for us. Thanks.

Monday, April 6, 2015

‘Good Morning America's’ Ginger Zee Teams With Prevent Child Abuse America To Mark April As Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“Good Morning America’s” Ginger Zee is teaming up with Prevent Child Abuse America on Tuesday, April 7, at New York City’s iconic Times Square to call the city, state and nation to act in support of providing great childhoods for all children. Hundreds of volunteers will join Zee and Prevent Child Abuse America at 9:00am EDT on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd to display thousands of pinwheels – the national child abuse prevention symbol – to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month. You can read our full press release on the New York "Big Pinwheel Garden" here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Great Childhoods, Great Logo.

We're proud to unveil our new logo bearing the pinwheel!
As we kick-off Child Abuse Prevention Month today, we are proud to unveil our new logo and that of our 50 state chapters featuring the pinwheel!  
Since the launch of the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign in April 2008, when the pinwheel was first introduced as the national child abuse prevention symbol, it has come to stand for the great childhoods all children deserve because our children are our future.  
And yet as much as the pinwheel moves us, it cannot move on its own. Be the force that moves the pinwheel and help bring about real change for children this April by:
- Volunteering at your local chapter,
Creating a fundraising page for the Day of Giving on April 7,
- Planting your own Pinwheel Garden, or
Join us this April and you can help make Child Abuse Prevention Month a great success!

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