Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month
Forty-two years ago, Kansas became the first state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. As the state chapter, KCSL is dedicated to providing community tools and materials to help raise awareness for child abuse prevention efforts during CAP Month.
Thank you to all the organizations that purchased pinwheels this year! We appreciate your support. 

If you find yourself exploring Kansas, take photos of the sights along with a pinwheel and share with us on Facebook and Twitter with #GreatChildhoods.
Event Highlights
Several events took place statewide to promote CAP Month. Feel free to share event photos on KCSL’s Facebook and Twitter using #GreatChildhoods!

APRIL 3 - Governor Jeff Colyer signed the state proclamation declaring April as CAP Month at the Capitol. He then helped children from Adventures in Early Learning Center plant pinwheels.
Colyer poses with children before planting pinwheels.
APRIL 5 - Resolutions were brought to the Kansas Senate and House floors declaring April as CAP Month.

APRIL 6 - Across the nation, people wore blue to raise awareness for child abuse prevention programs. If you missed out on April 6, you can still hold your own Wear Blue Day!

Several local proclamations have been signed including in Sedgwick, Harvey, McPherson, Reno, and Montgomery Counties.

Johnson County 
APRIL 20 - Pinwheels were handed out at the annual Blue-Out Sporting KC game. Discounted tickets were offered with pre-registration.

Montgomery County
APRIL 14 - KCSL held the second annual “Chair”ish our Children event in Independence. The morning included a free Chris Cakes breakfast and a live auction featuring children’s chairs creatively designed by local artists.

Sedgwick County
APRIL 6 - The Wichita State University (WSU) Child Development Center in collaboration with the Office of the President and the WSU Sport Management Department planted pinwheels and recognized Wear Blue Day.

APRIL 7 - KCSL held the annual Family Fun Day at the Zoo. Reduced admission was available to families who registered in advance. Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) provided free face painting.

Shawnee County 
APRIL 14 - Safe Kids Day at the Zoo included games, learning about health and safety, Happy Faces Entertainment, Kansas Ballet Academy dancers and a safety scavenger hunt. A limited number of free bike helmets were also available.

Pinwheel gardens were planted at the Topeka Civic Theater, Helping Hands Humane Society, First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Children’s Alliance, Boys & Girls Club and both City of Topeka buildings along with many other sites throughout Topeka.
Order Materials
Have an event planned beyond April? CAP Month materials are available year-round!  

Anniversary Toolkit: $40 ($60 value)
Continued from last year, our 40th Anniversary Toolkit includes 40 pinwheels, 1 yard sign, 1 pinwheel lapel pin, 10 wristbands, bookmarks, stickers, tattoos, magnets and posters.
*Stickers and tattoos as supplies last
Kim Osborne, KCSL Statewide Information and Resource Coordinator
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