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 20 – What is Healthy Touch for Children and Youth

At CAPS, from 3-4 p.m.

April 25 – Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

At CAPS, from 3-5 p.m.

Register at communityeducation@capselkhart.org or call 574.295-2277, ext. 252

CAPS Rally

Please plan to attend the CAPS Rally starting at 11 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022, in downtown Elkhart on the Centennial Plaza, to commemorate child abuse prevention awareness month! This rally is held every April (virtually for the past two years) in downtown Elkhart as a way to make a public declaration of our support for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Special speakers include Elkhart City Mayor Roberson, Magistrate Bellin and CAPS interim CEO Nicholle Probst.

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

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a non-profit whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Check out their free resources for child serving professionals and parents that include videos, discussion guides, games, and presentations.

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 20 – What is Healthy Touch for Children and Youth

From 3-4 p.m. at CAPS

April 25 – Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

At CAPS, from 3-5 p.m.

Register at communityeducation@capselkhart.org or call 574.295-2277, ext. 252

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

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a non-profit whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Check out their free resources for child serving professionals and parents that include videos, discussion guides, games, and presentations.

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

CAPS Rally

Please plan to attend the CAPS Rally starting at 11 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022, in downtown Elkhart on the Civic Plaza, to commemorate child abuse prevention awareness month! This rally is held every April (virtually for the past two years) in downtown Elkhart as a way to make a public declaration of our support for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Special speakers include Elkhart City Mayor Roberson, Magistrate Bellin and CAPS interim CEO Nicholle Probst.

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.

Body Safety

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Sensitive Topics

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Safe Adults

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Digital Safety

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Safety Contract

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Extra Resources

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PCAIN Website

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Hiring Caregivers

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Human Trafficking

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Reporting Bullying

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Child Development

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Sleepover Checklist

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Reporting Child Abuse

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Victimizing Prevention

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5-Safety Rules Coloring Page

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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.

Body Safety

View

Sensitive Topics

View

Safe Adults

View

Digital Safety

View

Safe Contact

View

Extra Resources

View

PCAIN Website

View

Hiring Caregivers

View

Human Trafficking

View

Reporting Bullying

View

Child Development

View

Sleepover Checklist

View

Reporting Child Abuse

View

Victimizing Prevention

View

5-Safety Rules Coloring Page

View

Donation to CAPS

For the month of April every scoop of Blue Moon ice cream sold at Vanilla Bean benefits CAPS.

Vanilla Bean’s Website

Donation to CAPS

For the month of April every scoop of Blue Moon ice cream sold at Vanilla Bean benefits CAPS.

Vanilla Bean’s Website