Child Abuse Prevention Toolkits
2021 Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit - New Updates - Spanish versions of handouts!
GROWING a Better Tomorrow for All Children, TOGETHER is this year’s prevention theme for Child Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia. It highlights that we all have a role in disrupting the cycles of child abuse, neglect and poverty by strengthening Virginia’s families and communities.
This year’s toolkit includes resources on:
How home visiting helps
Facts on Opioid overdoses
Using a trauma-informed approach
Tips on preventing youth bullying, including cyberbullying
How to talk with and help youth who may identify as LGBTQ
This year’s packet is now digital to make it easier for you to grab and share what you want, when you want. We’ve also developed a series of social media posts that you can use for Child Abuse Prevention Month and throughout the year to reinforce #GreatChildhoods and #GreatChildhoodsVA! Just be sure to tag @FamiliesForwardVirginia on Facebook and @FamiliesFwdVa on Twitter so we can share your posts too!
Funding for developing our child abuse prevention toolkit was provided by the Virginia Department of Social Services with a Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant from the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Social Media Images
Download and use these images for your own social media campaigns during Child Abuse Prevention Month and throughout the year! Many of the images are in multiple sizes to fit your social media needs.
Wear Blue Day - April 1st
On Thursday, April 1, individuals and organizations across the country will band together to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse and helping create great childhoods nationwide by wearing blue. Use the pinwheel image below to let your followers know!
Pinwheels & Pinwheel Gardens
The pinwheel has come to serve as the symbol of the great childhoods we want for all children. Help raise awareness by planting pinwheel gardens or distributing pinwheels at local physically-distanced events.
Click here to view the Child Welfare Information Gateway National Child Abuse
Prevention Month 2021 website that provides extensive information and resources to support families and communities.
Click here to view the Center for Disease Control Child Abuse Prevention webpage which includes the CDC’s Technical Package to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect.
Click here to view the Child Abuse
Prevention Month 2021 resources from the Military One Source from the U.S. Department of Defense.