Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky understands, respects, and reinforces the global responsibility to adapt or cancel large in-person events and gatherings to protect participants and our communities at large. Much like child abuse and neglect prevention, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 requires each of us to play a role.

Given the current increase in COVID-19 infections and related deaths in the Commonwealth, and based on the CDC’s projections for continued high rates of the same in the coming months, PCAK strongly recommends individuals and organizations do not host and/or attend large in-person Pinwheels for Prevention events leading up to and during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month.  There will be no public planting of pinwheels on the grounds of the Capitol this year, and PCAK staff will “plant” only if we can be assured of our safety and social distancing.  We encourage everyone to participate in our Home Kit Planting Day (date to be determined) and Wear Blue Day on April 1st. Additionally, we are thrilled to be able to participate in a national dynamic virtual pinwheel garden, hosted by Prevent Child Abuse America, which will be released in early March. We actively encourage our partners to participate in these smaller and/or virtual options this year.

We will continue to assess the situation and issue updated guidance if warranted.

~Your Partners at Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky