Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month
CAP Month is officially here! As the Kansas chapter for Prevent Child Abuse America, KCSL is dedicated to raising awareness for child abuse prevention efforts. Our role is to provide tools, training and technical assistance to groups, collaborators and agencies statewide to support local prevention efforts. 
Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign through Prevent Child Abuse America designed to re-frame child abuse prevention. The blue pinwheel is a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention and represents the great childhoods all children deserve. It should not be equated with "negative" numbers such as mortality rates. 

We want to see your pinwheels planted in unique locations! Kansas is more than just a flyover state. There are several beautiful landscapes to capture. Take photos of your pinwheels and share with us on Facebook and Twitter with #GreatChildhoods.
CAP Month Resources
Our CAP Month toolkit includes customizable letters to the editor, city and county proclamations, event flyers, thank you letters and much more! For more information about the toolkit, contact Pam Noble. If you missed our CAP Month webinar and would like more information on resources available, watch it HERE
Event Highlights
Several events are scheduled statewide to promote CAP Month. For a full list of CAP Month events, go to Share your event pictures on KCSL’s Facebook and Twitter using #GreatChildhoods!

APRIL 6 - Wear Blue Day
Wear blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention programs. Show your support by organizing a Wear Blue Day in your office, school or social group.
Want to showcase events in your community? If you are planning CAP Month events, activities, trainings, proclamations or other activities, let us know so it can be included in the statewide list.
Order materials now!
If you haven’t ordered your CAP Month materials yet, you still have time! We have several items available. We continue to provide similar materials as last year.  

  • Protective Factors Bookmarks: FREE
  • Bookmarks highlight the Five Protective Factors and help the general public to understand how easy it is to practice prevention. 
  • Pinwheel magnets: FREE
  • Pinwheel Lapel Pins: $2.50 each
  • Pinwheels for Prevention: $1 each or bulk pricing available for orders of 500+
  • Yard signs: $7.50 each or free with the purchase of 100 or more pinwheels
  • Anniversary Toolkit: $40
  • 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. The toolkit is a $60 value.*  
  • *Stickers and tattoos as supplies last
Kim Osborne, KCSL Statewide Information and Resource Coordinator
316-942-4261 x1348  |