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Child Abuse Prevention Toolkits

2024 Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit - Live Now!

Building A Hopeful Future, Together: Prevention in Partnership 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.

Access this year’s toolkit here:


  • Easy Canva access for social media posts! Just open the social media calendar and click the word 'Designs' in upper left to access Canva templates!

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 #CAPMonth2024 #BuildingTogether and #HopefulFutures! Just be sure to tag @FamiliesForwardVirginia on Facebook, @FamiliesForwardVa on Instagram and @Families4wardVa 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.

Spanish Toolkit 

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 5th

On Friday, April 5, 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! #WearBlueDay

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.

Social Media Images
Building Brighter Childhoods Prevention Resource Guide

Click here to view the Child Welfare Information Gateway National Child Abuse
Prevention Month 2023
 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
 resources from the Military One Source from the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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