Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and 90by30 has history of marking it in a big way. In 2018, we "planted" over 7,000 pinwheels - the symbol of  a carefree childhood - across the county. Teams got creative and decorated trees and fences with blue ribbons for a low-cost, high-impact demonstration. Businesses and other groups dressed in blue on Blue Friday to show their support for prevention, and the faith community turned out for Blue Sunday, a nationally recognized day which began as a way for churches to incorporate abuse prevention messages into their sermons or homilies. CAPM projects have included a website to encourage community members to get involved, bus ads and radio spots promoting the theme of "It takes a village - support a parent," and proclamations from local mayors and school boards. For more on CAPM, including some great pictures of community involvement and newspaper guest viewpoints written by 90by30 and its partners, go to GetInvolvedLaneCounty.org.