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.
In April 2019, in addition to pinwheel gardens and other CAPM activities, 90by30 will be launching K(no)w More, a countywide media campaign designed to help every community member play a role in keeping kids safe, healthy, and nurtured. Stay tuned for more information about our nw website and how you can get involved in making Lane County a better place for families.