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Support Child Abuse Prevention 2023

Building Together: Prevention in Partnership

April is National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, a time when child wellness and child welfare organizations across the U.S. elevate the importance of creating systems and programs that put children and families first. The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign is “Building Together: Prevention in Partnership.” Each day is an opportunity to build the foundation for our future. We all have a role to play as healthy partners in our communities, not just in April but all year.

CAP Month 2023 Building Together

Throughout CAP Month, Prevent Child Abuse America and KCSL are using the metaphor of building blocks and construction to reinforce the concept that prevention cannot and does not happen alone. Instead, communities must build positive futures together in partnership.

How to Get Involved

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Download Our CAP Month Toolkit

KCSL has put together a toolkit of resources to help you celebrate CAP Month. Resources provided include proclamation templates, talking points, calendar, media materials, and more! Download the toolkit to help with your CAP Month planning and celebration.

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Participate in Wear Blue Day

Wear Blue Day took place on Friday, March 31. Partner organizations, local businesses, community members and supporters wore blue to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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Plant a Pinwheel Garden

Plant a pinwheel garden in your community to serve as a visual reminder of the world we want for all children to grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed. Pinwheels and other materials can be ordered through KCSL.

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Sign up for Training

Did you know we offer online child abuse prevention training at no charge? Visit our training page to view a list of topics, schedules & registration links. Registration is required for all trainings. For any questions, please email

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Every April, we raise awareness about child abuse prevention. However, this work is ongoing and constant. We must continue to be diligent in supporting families no matter the circumstances. We must also recognize that both parents AND children need support, encouragement and someone to believe in them.

More Child Abuse Prevention Resources

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1-800-CHILDREN (Spanish)

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Family Violence and Children

Family Violence and Children (Spanish)

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Protecting Your Child from Abuse

Protecting Your Child from Abuse (Spanish)

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CAP Month Events


CAP Month 2023 Webinar

Wear Blue Day 2023


Wear Blue Day

CAP Month Event


Child Abuse Prevention Month


Call (877) 530-5275 for more information.