Prevent Child Abuse Oregon promotes the healthy development of children and the prevention of child abuse and neglect before it can occur in order to help all of Oregon’s children to thrive and contribute in their communities. We work every day to promote the kind of strategies and activities that make a difference amongst our most vulnerable populations in communities across the state.
We believe that if we can reduce the stigma parents face when seeking help, build a movement of individuals across the state in support of strengthening families, and bolster the field of providers working directly with families and children, we will begin to turn the curve and see drastic reductions in the numbers of abused and neglected children.
We know that we can do better as a state, because a focus on innovative and needed services lays the foundation for children’s growth and development that reduces the later possibility of more serious problems from occurring. We all have a role to play in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. You can be a partner in providing great childhoods for all children, whether by joining the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, advocating for family friendly policies, or donating your time or money to Prevent Child Abuse Oregon.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we are proud to partner with PCA Chapters across the country to promote safe kids through the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. You may be seeing our signature blue and silver pinwheels pop up all over the state- in display cases, at front desks, and in gardens large and small. The symbol of the pinwheel represents the safe and happy childhoods all kids deserve and are a reminder that we all have a role in creating #GreatChildhoods. There are activities all month long- see our calendar to learn more.
For real-time updates from events across the state, find us on Facebook.
A special thank you goes to all our partners in the state who joined for this year’s campaign (and to the many others participating that we missed here!):
Beaverton Women’s Club
CASA of Linn County
Children’s Advocacy Center of Lincoln County
Community Services Consortium Head Start
Dala’s Blue Angels/Lebanon Police Department
Family Building Blocks
Family Development Center
Ford Family Foundation
Guardian Care Center, CAIC
Head Start Lane County
Kids Center/Crook County
Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital
Linn-Benton Community College
Malhuer County Community Development
Metro West Ambulance
Oregon Coast Community Action-Casa Of Coos County
Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare
Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers
Pearl Buck Center
Philomath Youth Activities Club
Portland Public Schools Head Start
Salem-Keizer Head Start
UCAN Head Start & Early Head Start
Washington County DA’s Office
YMCA Douglas County
Governor Brown has released a Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation along with many county and city jurisdictions. There’s still time to get involved and join the cause- see our Pinwheels for Prevention page for ideas.
Our March Newsletter is here!
“The past four months have flown by here at Prevent Child Abuse Oregon. I’ve been so grateful for the welcome and support of our volunteers, Board of Directors, donors, and partners. Many of you have shared with me your vision for prevention in the state- a unified field that is so comprehensive that all children grow up safe. Many have also shared your frustrations -being asked to do more and more with less while the challenges our families and communities face are increasingly complex. I’ve also heard so much hope as the Governor’s Budget was released with a focus on early childhood and the legislature kicked off with a laundry list of policy and funding issues to debate that will impact families.” READ MORE.
Prevent Child Abuse Oregon is proud to announce the launch of our 2019 Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign. We have big goals this year and to kick us off, we’re having an Early Bird Special!
Pinwheels for Half the Price
Pinwheels for Prevention® is a nationwide public awareness campaign first launched by Prevent Child Abuse America in 2008. The campaign features a blue pinwheel to represent the healthy and carefree childhoods we believe every child deserves. Since the campaign began, nearly 900,000 pinwheels have been displayed nationwide.
This year our goal is to turn the state blue and silver. We want businesses, schools, libraries, churches and parks to celebrate the great work happening across our state to strengthen families. We also want to encourage each person to recognize that small actions, every day, that can help us create great childhoods for every child.
To help us reach this goal, we’re having an early bird special from now until noon on February 22nd. For orders of pinwheel cases (240) we’re offering half price- 50 cents per pinwheel! If you need to order a different amount, we’re offering them for 75 cents each to account for repackaging and shipping.
We hope you will join our campaign and help spread the word so that we can send a strong message this April, that Oregon is a place that cherishes and celebrates its children and families.
To join the campaign and order pinwheels, visit our Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign page.