April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Wear Blue Day – March 31, 2023
Put on your favorite shade of blue on Friday, March 31st to kick-start the month and show your commitment to preventing child abuse! Wearing blue connects you with millions of others across the country who support child abuse prevention efforts, strong families and healthy children. Encourage your friends and family to join in as well and share on social media. #WearBlueDay2023
PCAIN/Villages Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off March 31st
Join us to launch Child Abuse Prevention Month with the Director of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, Jeff Wittman, and The Villages’ President & CEO, Shannon Schumacher.
Come learn, connect, and help plant pinwheels.
Attend in-person or online.
MARCH 31, 2023 from 12:00-12:30 PM
3833 N Meridian Street | Indianapolis, IN 46208
Pinwheel garden planting to follow.
VIRTUAL — PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION
Help us plant our annual pinwheel garden representing the approximately 80,000 infants born in Indiana every year. Purchase pinwheels and have them planted in honor or memory of someone special.
If you can’t attend in person but would like to have us plant a pinwheel for you, please learn more HERE.
Scout Troops interested in planting a pinwheel garden to earn a Badge/Patch?
Click Here to visit our Scout Pinwheel Patch Project page.
Indiana Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off Event – April 4th
Time: 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Location: Indiana State House, 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
You may attend in-person or virtually. Zoom Link to attend virtually.
Matt Breman Run – April 22, 2023
As a community it is our job to make Indiana safer for our most precious resource, our children! Join us on Saturday, April 22, 2023, for the Matt Breman Run as we run and walk together to raise vital funds and awareness in support of the eradication and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Date: April 22, 2023
Time: Check in opens at 8am and Walk/Run begins at 9am
Kiddie Run is free and starts at 8:30am
Location: 429 West Ohio, Indianapolis (along the Canal)
Link to Register and see all the details: Matt Breman Run – The Villages (villageskids.org)
This year marks the 46th Anniversary of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, a Division of The Villages and the prevention education and resources they provide for children and families in our state! As a community it is our job to make Indiana safer for our most precious resource, our children! Join us on Saturday, April 22, 2023 for the Matt Breman Run as we run and walk together to raise vital funds and awareness in support of the eradication and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Matt Breman, former Board President of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, passed away unexpectedly in 2003, leaving behind his wife Rhonda Yoder Breman and children Jack and Elizabeth. This 17th Annual Run/Walk honors Matt’s dedication and significant involvement in working to Build Better Childhoods for ALL children in Indiana.
Funds raised from this event will assist educational programs such as Safe Tots, Stewards of Children, and Bullying Prevention, presented by Prevent Child Abuse Indiana. Help us reach our goal of $20,000 for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana. Participate, sponsor, or donate and join us in keeping Indiana’s children safe!
with your own Pinwheel Garden!
Go to the SHOP tab to order your Pinwheel Garden, today!
To further support Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, please consider purchasing a Business Pinwheel Kit or Home Pinwheel Kit. The pinwheels are 12″ in height and show a commitment to child abuse prevention in our state.
- The home kit comes with 24 pinwheels and an 18×24″ lawn sign with stake.
- The business kit comes with 48 pinwheels and two 18×24″ lawn signs with stakes.