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To learn more about how you can be a part of April 2018 Child Abuse Prevention month contact Brooke Hendrickx at


It takes a community.  

Join us for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2018

Isn’t it time that we focus on what unites us? In the Quad Cities we believe that all our kids deserve a safe and joyful childhood. This month, we celebrate the small actions each of us can take that make a big impact on the well-being of our children.

What is Child Abuse Prevention Month?

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for the community to come together to show its support for children and families. Thousands of cases of child abuse and neglect are reported in the Quad Cities each year. But there’s good news! Child abuse is 100% preventable. We all have a role to play in making sure that our community is the best place for children and families to thrive. We invite you to join us as we invest in great childhoods and a healthy community.

How Can You Be Involved?

It takes a village! Here are some simple, effective ways you can be involved in Child Abuse Prevention Month right here in our own community.


  • Mark your calendar - Check out events happening in our area to celebrate child abuse prevention and join us for a pinwheel garden.

  • Host a Casual for Kids day or sell paper pinwheels at your workplace to raise financial support for local child abuse prevention, education and treatment programs.  

  • Make a caring connection with a child or adult. Connected Community are safer communities. You can also schedule a special education session for a group to take action today.  

  • Share, comment and like Child Abuse Council Facebook posts to increase awareness. Tull us what you're doing to promote great childhoods at 

  • Be a Lifesaver  Join us for our annual fundraiser to celebrate another year of keeping Quad Cities children safe! The event will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the TaxSlayer Center, and will include a live auction, silent auction, entertainment, and hearty hors d’oeuvres. 



Don’t forget about Lifesaver Canister day on April 20th, a great opportunity to volunteer and be part of the solution to end child abuse and neglect! 

2018 Child Abuse Prevention Month Schedule of Events

April 4 - Pinwheel Garden at St. Ambrose University

3:00 pm St. Ambrose University College of Health and Human Services

April 4 - Pinwheel Garden at Muscatine County Courthouse

3:00 pm 

April 5 - Pinwheel Garden at Rock Island Arsenal
2:30 pm


April 6 - Community Blueout Day

Wear Blue to support child abuse prevention. Organize a Blueout Day fundraiser for your workplace or go Casual for Kids

April 6 - Pinwheel Garden at Modern Woodmen
2:15 pm  *event open to Modern Woodmen employees only

April 7 - Pinwheel Garden at Beyond the Baseline
10:00 am

April 12 - Pinwheel Garden at Moline Police Department
10:00 am

April 13 - Pinwheel Garden at Davenport Police Department
9:00 am

April 16-20 - Pinwheel Garden at Skip-a-Long Child Development Centers

April 20th - Lifesaver Canister Day

8:30am - 4:30 pm Volunteers Needed 

April 25-Denim Day

Wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual assault.

April 26 - Lifesaver Celebration
TaxSlayer Center, 5:30pm
Donate an item to live or silent auction by emailing 

*The blue pinwheel is a symbol of the healthy, happy, and full childhoods all children deserve. Throughout the region, local partners will be hosting pinwheel gardens which will remain on display through the month of April. Pinwheel garden dedication events are free and open to the public. 

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