Thursday, April 30, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Have you seen any pinwheels?
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!
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
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 14, 2015
Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield for spreading the message that all children deserve #greatchildhoods because children are our future! They displayed this message on their headquarters in Chicago during this last weekend.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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
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
- Giving today to support great childhoods for all children
Join us this April and you can help make Child Abuse Prevention Month a great success!
Friday, March 27, 2015
IL First Lady Diana Rauner and Ald. Mary O'Connor team with Prevent Child Abuse America to Mark April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner and 41st Ward Alderman Mary O’Connor are teaming with Prevent Child Abuse America and its Illinois chapter on Tuesday, April 1, at the Wildwood and St. Mary of the Woods Elementary Schools to call the city, state and nation to act in support of providing great childhoods for all children because our children are our future. The Chicago “Big Pinwheel Garden” kicks-off a month-long series of events for Prevent Child Abuse America and its 50 state chapters nationwide to mark April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. At the center of these activities will be the pinwheel, the national symbol for child abuse prevention, first unveiled by Prevent Child Abuse America through its national Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign in April 2008. In fact, with these events on April 1st, Prevent Child Abuse America and its chapters will be unveiling a new organizational logo featuring the pinwheel. You can read our full press release on the Chicago "Big Pinwheel Garden" here.