April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to act collectively to raise awareness and empower people across the nation to play a role in making great childhoods happen. And our efforts to raise awareness and engagement and impact positive change this year are as vital as ever.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to act collectively to raise awareness and empower people across the nation to play a role in making great childhoods happen. And our efforts to raise awareness and engagement and impact positive change this year are as vital as ever.

Plant a Pinwheel Garden

Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention. They symbolize a happy, healthy childhood. These gardens can help remind ourselves and the community about our commitment to prevent child abuse. Sponsor a Pinwheel Garden at your business to show your support to stop child abuse in our community.

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Plant a Pinwheel Garden

Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention. They symbolize a happy, healthy childhood. These gardens can help remind ourselves and the community about our commitment to prevent child abuse. Sponsor a Pinwheel Garden at your business to show your support to stop child abuse in our community.

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Darkness to Light Training

Darkness to Light empowers adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. These free online trainings are designed for organizations that serve youth and individuals concerned about safety of children.

CAPS wants to train 100 Adults in Darkness to Light trainings in 100 days! There are four events throughout the month of April that provide exceptional training. The courses include:

Upcoming Trainings

April 9 – Stewards of Children
April 15 – Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
April 22 – Stewards of Children
April 30 – Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Community Education Event Calendar

Rally for Kids

Join experts, advocates, and community leaders for Rally for Kids – Coming Together to Protect the Children of Elkhart County. This virtual event from noon to 1 p.m. April 8, 2021, brings together partners in protecting children. Learn how CAPS, THE SOURCE, and other agencies are creating community collaborations to lower the rate of child abuse in Elkhart County.

Rally for Kids Website

Online Trainings

Monique Burr online Trainings: Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect; Real World Safety: Protecting Youth Online & Off; Protecting Children from Child Sexual Abuse; Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Human Trafficking

Indiana Department of Child Services online information course for reporting abuse and neglect

Darkness to Light Training

Darkness to Light empowers adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. These free online trainings are designed for organizations that serve youth and individuals concerned about safety of children.

CAPS wants to train 100 Adults in Darkness to Light trainings in 100 days! There are four events throughout the month of April that provide exceptional training. The courses include:

Upcoming Trainings

April 9 – Stewards of Children
April 15 – Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
April 22 – Stewards of Children
April 30 – Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Community Education Event Calendar

Online Trainings

Monique Burr online Trainings: Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect; Real World Safety: Protecting Youth Online & Off; Protecting Children from Child Sexual Abuse; Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Human Trafficking

Indiana Department of Child Services online information course for reporting abuse and neglect

Rally for Kids

Join experts, advocates, and community leaders for Rally for Kids – Coming Together to Protect the Children of Elkhart County. This virtual event from noon to 1 p.m. April 8, 2021, brings together partners in protecting children. Learn how CAPS, THE SOURCE, and other agencies are creating community collaborations to lower the rate of child abuse in Elkhart County.

Rally for Kids Website

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

A collection of the best resources frameworks for talking about child abuse and neglect prevention, a toolkit that can be useful in shaping attitudes about child abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the Indiana Department of Child Services’ Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.

You can report abuse and neglect anonymously at 1-800-800-5556.

5-Safety Rules Coloring Page

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Hiring Caregivers

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Human Trafficking

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Reporting Bullying

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Reporting Child Abuse

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Body Safety

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Sleepover Checklist

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Sensitive Topics

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Child Development

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Safe Adults

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Digital Safety

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Safety Contract

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Victimizing Prevention

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Extra Resources

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PCAIN Website

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Resources for Parents and Caregivers

A collection of the best resources frameworks for talking about child abuse and neglect prevention, a toolkit that can be useful in shaping attitudes about child abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the Indiana Department of Child Services’ Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.

You can report abuse and neglect anonymously at 1-800-800-5556.

5-Safety Rules Coloring Page

View

Hiring Caregivers

View

Human Trafficking

View

Reporting Bullying

View

Reporting Child Abuse

View

Body Safety

View

Sleepover Checklist

View

Sensitive Topics

View

Child Development

View

Safe Adults

View

Digital Safety

View

Safe Contact

View

Victimizing Prevention

View

Extra Resources

View

PCAIN Website

View

The SOURCE

April – MBF After-School Safety Matters
May – Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children
June – Human Trafficking in Elkhart County

Resources

Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the Indiana Department of Child Services’ Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. You can report abuse and neglect anonymously.

Do not wait for someone else to make the call. Your call may be the critical first step in protecting a child.

Call 1-800-800-5556

The SOURCE

April – MBF After-School Safety Matters
May – Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children
June – Human Trafficking in Elkhart County

Resources

Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the Indiana Department of Child Services’ Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. You can report abuse and neglect anonymously.

Do not wait for someone else to make the call. Your call may be the critical first step in protecting a child.

Call 1-800-800-5556