The Child Abuse Prevention Month Resource Guide

Child Abuse Prevention Month is just around the corner!

Join us during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, as we continue building together for all children! Annually, April is declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by Presidential and Gubernatorial proclamation. Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, along with our Prevent Child Abuse America sister chapters, as well as our 270+ member Partner in Prevention Network, work collaboratively across the nation and our respective states to ensure heightened awareness of child maltreatment and its prevention occurs throughout the month.We hope you join us as we plant seeds of support for all children during April.

View our Community Resource Guide below, which is full of materials and information to help you find the resources you need to get involved in Child Abuse Prevention Month 2023!

New this year: Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky Garden Kits

We are excited to introduce our Garden Kits ahead of Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Included in the kits will be garden flags, PCAK branded garden tools, and other educational materials!

We hope you will be able to get years of great use out of these awesome new products!

We are still working on finalizing pricing for the kits, so make sure to check our website and social media often for updates!

You can see the full list of items in the Garden Kits below.

  • Pinwheel Garden Flag
  • Soil Pucks
  • Biodegradable Pinwheel Planters
  • PCAK Branded Garden Tools
  • 2 Pinwheel Lapel Pins
  • “10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Child Abuse” Tip Sheet
  • About PCAK Brochure
  • “Thank you for participating in the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign” Talking Points Tip Sheet (English and Spanish)

New PCAK Resources and CAPM Resource highlights

The Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky staff has been hard at work recently developing resources covering several topics to make available to our partners and supporters across the state.

We recently added nine resources to our Information and Data Center, many of which are available to the public on our digital downloads page.

The new materials are below:

  • “How are Families Impacted by Shift Work?” Brochure
  • “Understanding Abusive Head Trauma” postcard
  • “Why is My Child Acting Out?” Brochure
  • “10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Child Abuse” Tip Sheet
  • “Being a Male Role Model: How Can I Improve Outcomes for My Kids?” Tip Sheet
  • “Trauma Informed Practice for Attorneys” Downloadable information sheet and training opportunity
  • “What Should I Do? When A Child Talks About Child Sexual Abuse” Brochure

In preparation for Child Abuse Prevention Month, we also want to highlight some resources we think will be great assets to organizations throughout April. You can also find them on our digital downloads page.

  • “How to Prevent Childhood Drowning” Tip Sheet (available in English and Spanish)
  • “Safety and Awareness for Every BODY” Tip Sheet (available in English and Spanish)
  • Warm Fuzzies (available in English and Spanish)
  • “Effective Fatherhood Engagement” Tip Sheet
  • “Parenting Over 50” Tip Sheet
  • Prevention Pal Tip Sheet (available in English and Spanish)
  • Prevention Pal Stickers (available in English and Spanish)
  • “My Body When” Tip Sheets (available in English and Spanish)
    • Baby-Age two
    • Two-Five Years Old
    • Five-Eight Years Old
    • Nine-Twelve Years Old
    • Teenager
  • Home Safety Checklist (available in English and Spanish)

We also released resources made specifically for first responders at the scene of investigations involving children.

  • Responsibilities of First Responders at the Scene of a Child Fatality or Near Fatality – Extended Guidance
  • Child Fatality/Near Fatality Checklist

For more information, or to order checklists and booklets, free of charge, you can email

As part of the first responders checklist and booklet release, PCAK also created an educational video, which can be viewed here.

Join the Wear Blue Day 2023 Social Media Contest! – Details in Our App

Child Abuse Prevention Month is getting closer every day!

This year, CAPM starts on the last day of March, with Wear Blue Day on March 31!

We are so excited to see everyone wearing their blue outfits, so to encourage involvement, we will be hosting a social media contest!

If you are interested in winning one of our new Garden Kits, which includes a pinwheel garden flag, PCAK garden tools, pinwheel seed planters, lapel pins, and several educational resources, you can find the details of the contest exclusively in our app! Just search for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and look for our pinwheel wherever you get your apps!

We will have more information out about our Garden Kits soon!

PCAK’s 2023 Public Policy Priorities

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky recently announced our public policy priorities for 2023 at the state and federal levels. You can read through them below.


  1. Lead: Prohibiting Corporal Punishment in the schools
  2. Support: Child abuse and neglect education in schools
  3. Support: Addressing agencies have a chain of command for child abuse and neglect reports
  4. Support: Ensure appropriate reporting of child abuse and neglect across reporting agencies when an alleged perpetrator is an employee
  5. Support: Address Statute of Limitations related to sexual assault
  6. Support: Efforts to increase child care, family supports, etc.


  1. Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) increase
  2. Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) increase
  3. The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Respect Act (S. 2238 and H.R. 4151)
  4. HR3788 (VA Child Care Protection Act)
  5. Advocate for strengthening charitable giving incentives by expanding an “above-the-line”/universal deduction of 1/3 of the standard deduction
  6. Protecting our Student in Schools Act of 2020 Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2019
  7. Promote PCAK policy statement regarding tech companies “going dark” on technology relating to graphic child images

If you would like to download a document with our public policy priorities, you can do that on our digital downloads page.

PCAK’s Top Ten Mission Moments of 2022

As we look back on 2022, we are so proud of many of the things we accomplished. However, our hearts are still heavy as we continue, as a united Commonwealth, to lift our Eastern KY neighbors up with our prayers, donations, and volunteer time. We thank you for your commitment to all of Kentucky’s children, youth, and families.

Below, you can view a gallery of our Top Ten Mission Moments of 2022!