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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

It’s a time to celebrate the good things our community does to promote healthy child development, as well as a time to reflect on the work that still remains. We all have a role to play in healthy child development. Our goal this April, and throughout the entire year, is to educate the community on child abuse prevention, how to report suspected abuse, and to increase awareness of the healing services and resources available to victims and their families. Read more about prevention here.

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use the hashtags #CAPMonth, #GreatChildhoods and #PinwheelsForPrevention to get involved and show your support.

The Power of a Pinwheel

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. People respond to the pinwheel as it symbolizes the carefree spirit of great childhoods. Dee Norton uses them to provide a strong visible presence of our community’s commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect. We encourage local organizations, businesses, schools, individuals and anyone interested to sponsor and/or plant “Pinwheel Gardens.” For questions or to order pinwheels, please contact Adria at

Movie Night!

Join Dee Norton for a FREE Movie Night at MUSC Health Stadium on Friday, April 5.

1990 Daniel Island Drive

Food trucks (for purchase) | Face painting | Balloon animals | Games + activities | Information for parents

Gates open at 6 PM

Feature film begins at 7 PM

Leashed dogs are welcome | Bring a blanket or lawn chair

This event is generously co-hosted by MUSC Health Stadium.

April Events

April 3: Charleston Press Conference (Mayor Tecklenburg will declare Charleston an official “Pinwheel City!)
April 11: Kendra Scott Party (details to come!)
April 13: Charleston Farmers Market (stop by our table!)
April 14: Alex and Ani Party (click the image below for details!)
April 23: Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market (stop by our table!)