Pinwheels for Prevention

 

Heartland for Children coordinates a community-wide effort to provide information and resources to parents/caregivers, professionals, business partners and community leaders on how each person in our community can help contribute to preventing child abuse and neglect.

Through presentations, community awareness activities and parenting tip sheets, Heartland for Children hopes to bring awareness of the importance of helping families before harm occurs and the importance of positive parenting practices.

During the month of April each year, Heartland for Children partners with other child serving agencies to implement the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign for Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the month, initiatives focus on holding family-friendly events, educating the public about how they can help to prevent child abuse and providing resources to advocates and families to help strengthen families. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, pinwheels will be prominently displayed throughout the community at local businesses and other community locations.

To learn more about becoming a Child Abuse Prevention Partner or what activities are planned, please contact (863) 519-8900, ext. 214 or check out our Prevention calendar.

For more information on the national Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, visit www.pinwheelsforprevention.org.

2021 April Child Abuse Prevention Month Involvement Opportunities

2021 April Child Abuse Prevention Month Involvement Opportunities

Opportunities for Involvement

April Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign uses a simple child’s toy to remind us that we all play an important role in children’s lives. During April, local agencies and child advocates will be raising awareness about the importance of taking an active role in promoting healthy child development, positive parenting practices and community action so that child abuse and neglect never occur. Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties will be proudly displaying pinwheels to serve as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to ensure children grow up healthy and safe in our communities. To find out more about how you can get involved, please visit www.heartlandforchildren.org or www.preventchildabusefl.org.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Sponsor a pinwheel garden or vase bouquet display
  • Display information/signage at your place of business
  • Help spread the message about the importance of preventing child abuse and how people can help
  • Help disseminate parenting information (caregiver guides and family advocacy guides are available free of cost on www.preventchildabusefl.org)
  • Follow Prevent Child Abuse Florida and Heartland for Children on social media
  • Include a prevention message in your newsletter/website using language from the media toolkit
  • Help identify opportunities to post information, display pinwheels, play TV spots, etc.

APRIL 2021 PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION EVENTS SCHEDULE      

  • April 1, 8:00am - Highlands County Pinwheels for Prevention Celebration at the Courthouse lawn, 430 S Commerce Ave, Sebring, 33870
  • April 1, 8:30am - Hardee County Board of County Commissioners Proclamation at 412 West Orange Street Room 102, Wauchula
  • April 1, All Day - Participate in Wear Blue Day to show your support of child abuse prevention efforts throughout Florida. Share photos of yourself going blue for prevention on social media
  • April 5, 3:00pm - City of Lakeland Proclamation at City Hall 228 S Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, 33801
  • April 6, 9:00am - Highlands County Board of County Commissioners Proclamation at the Highlands County Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, 33870
  • April 6, 5:30pm - Highlands County School Board Proclamation at the School Board Administration Building, Boggus Board Room, 426 School Street, Sebring, 33870
  • April 6, 9:00am - Polk County Board of County Commissioners Proclamation at County Commission Chambers, 330 W. Church St., Bartow, 33830
  • April 12, 6:00pm - City of Winter Haven Proclamation at City Hall, 451 Third Street NW, Winter Haven, 33881
  • April 22, 5:00pm - Hardee County School Board Proclamation at the Hardee County School Board Office, 1009 N. 6th Ave, Wauchula, 33873
  • April 27, 5:00pm - Polk County School Board Proclamation at the Polk County School Board Offices, 1915 S Floral Avenue, Bartow 33830

Family Development Guide (English, Spanish & Creole)

Family Development Guide (English, Spanish & Creole)

Family Advocacy Guide (English & Spanish)

Family Advocacy Guide (English & Spanish)

Pinwheels for Prevention Resources

Pinwheels for Prevention Resources

Caregiver and Advocacy Guide - https://www.ounce.org/cappacket.asp

Coloring Pages & Activities

Additional Resources

Protective Factors

Protective Factors

 

Loop the Lake

Loop the Lake

A HUGE thank you to every person, family, organization and business who participated in Kappa Delta's 2021 Virtual Loop the Lake to run for #ChildAbusePrevention! Thanks to all of the amazing work and raising close to $8,000! We are so grateful to be a part of a community that cares!




Loop the Lake is Kappa Delta Sorority's annual 5k run! We begin on Florida Southern's campus and run around Lake Hollingsworth with color powder thrown at the begining and end of race.
80% of the proceeds go directly to the Kappa Delta local philanthropic beneficiary, Heartland for Children. The other 20% goes to the national philanthropic beneficiary, Prevent Child Abuse America!

 

Pinwheels in the Park

Pinwheels in the Park

*2021 Dates To Be Determined