Stand up for #GreatChildhoods

We invite you take a stand against child abuse this April by helping ensure NH families and communities have the skills and resources to provide safe, stable and nurturing environments for children this year. Learn. Act. Donate.

Download our 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit.

  • Pinwheels for Prevention

    According to Prevent Child Abuse America, the pinwheel “…reminds us of childlike notions and stands for the chance at the healthy, happy and full lives all children deserve.” Therefore, as the state chapter of PCAA, NH Children’s Trust uses the Pinwheel as a symbol of child abuse prevention during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    Fundraiser and awareness opportunities include selling Pinwheels for Prevention Pin Ups for donations, hosting a Pinwheels for Prevention display in your office, center or lobby, hosting a Pinwheels for Prevention garden in your community.

    Contact NH Children’s Trust for 25 free pinwheels in exchange for a display photo. Display for a day, a week or the month in a yard, park, storefront or center or in a vase at your reception desk. Additional pinwheels are $25/25 pinwheels, plus shipping. Six-foot banners are available for loan 1-7 days or for purchase on first-come-first-serve basis. (Similar to banner at top of page.)

  • Give

    You could help protect NH children by donating just a few dollars to prevent abuse before it starts.

  • #WearBlueDayNH

    We challenge you to wear the color blue on Friday, April 7th, to take a stand against child abuse by spreading awareness, fundraising and paying tribute to April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Last year, we engaged hundreds of supporters to wear blue for kids!

    This year, talk to your employer about collecting donations from staff to wear blue jeans on Wear Blue Day. Donations may be mailed to NH Children's Trust, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 315, Concord NH 03301

  • Social Media

    Use the "hashtag" #GreatChildhoods during April when discussing Child Abuse Prevention Month in NH

    Change your Facebook cover photo

    Pledge to take a stand against child abuse by selecting "going" to a virtual event on April 7th for Wear Blue Day!

    Share photos of #NHCTips with your social media network

  • Strengthening Families Activities Calendar

    Download an activity calendar to promote family-strengthening activities every day during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

    Available in versions for parents and for programs!

  • Encourage parents to be their family's advocate

    Visit our My Voice Matters Resources page to find ways to speak up for your family and others.

    Tipsheet for parents available in English and Spanish below.

  • Protective Factors in Practice

    Take a peek at some scenarios that illustrate how protective factors support and strengthen families who are experiencing stress. These vignettes may be used during training for new family support workers, as a learning tool when working one-on-one with parents, or to stimulate discussion at a Parent Café.