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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and all across the nation communities are coming together to raise awareness about child abuse in their hometowns. Read about the events below to learn how YOU can help raise awareness right here in Washington County. Together we can provide hope, help and healing for our children.
Pinwheels for Prevention
Pinwheels for Prevention

April |  Child Abuse Prevention Month  |  Washington County

Join the fight against child abuse by participating in Pinwheels for Prevention. This event is held annually, all across the nation during the month of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention month. This nationally recognized event acknowledges the importance of communities working together to prevent child physical and sexual abuse.
Banners and pinwheels are placed outside of businesses and homes all across America during the month of April to raise awareness of the abuse that is happening and the advocacy centers that are here to help. Pinwheels are placed alongside the banners to remind us of the nostalgic childhoods that most of us had. And to also remind us of the childhoods that many do not wish to remember.
You can do your part this April by purchasing one of these signs or banners and place it outside your home or business along with sparkly pinwheels. Brian Young of Jackson-Young designs has so graciously agreed to donate a portion of the sales of these signs back to the Children’s safety Center. You can purchase directly from their website HERE. Below is an example of a sign. Businesses can add their logo as well.
The Children's Safety Center is also joining the fight by placing our own banners in 6 locations across Washington County along with 100 pinwheels at each location. Please see the agenda below and feel free to come out and help us plant pinwheels and raise awareness.

Friday | April 1st | 9:30am - Prairie Grove Police Station
Friday | April 1st - Elkins Arvest Bank Green Space
    They are planting this one for us. Thanks Arvest!
Monday | April 4th | 2:30pm - Springdale, Corner of 71B/Thompson & Emma Ave.
    Mayor Doug Sprouse to read the Proclamation
Monday | April 4th | 3:45pm - Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club
    Mayor Lioneld Jordan to read the Proclamation
Tuesday | April 5th | 1:00pm - Farmington City Hall
Tuesday | April 5th | 2:00pm - Lincoln High School
P.A.N.T.S. for Prevention
Be sure to check out our new ebook, P.A.N.T.S. for Prevention on our website. This is a printable, twelve page booklet on simple conversations to keep your child safe from abuse. There is also a two page version for the kids.

Other resources on our website include books and articles for you and your kids to read, child abuse myths, videos, and our annual report.
Wear Blue Day
Wear Blue Day

April 20 |  Child Abuse Prevention Month  |  Washington County

PLEDGE TO WEAR BLUE on April 20th to show your commitment to keep kids safe and to show there is NO EXCUSE for child abuse!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; in support, the Children's Safety Center invites you to WEAR BLUE on Wednesday, April 20th. On this day, businesses, individuals and organizations across Arkansas will band together to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families and healthy children.

One person can make a difference, and it can start with you!  On April 20th, WEAR BLUE anywhere – to work, to school, a community event, the gym, and even at home.  Invite your friends, family, students, co-workers or even your entire office to WEAR BLUE too! It doesn’t matter if its a blue shirt or blue suede shoes, the unified, community-wide act of wearing blue will help raise awareness that child abuse is preventable.

Wear Blue on April 20th!

Share your commitment with family, friends and co-workers and encourage them to WEAR BLUE too!

Take a picture of yourself, your group, class, or company wearing blue and share it on the Children's Safety Center's Facebook page (and your page as well), share it on Twitter and Instagram too (@CSCNWA) Use #weARblue and #DreamsWorthSaving

In the spring of 1989, a grandmother from Virginia began the blue ribbon campaign as a tribute to her grandson, a three-year old who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Since that time, concerned citizens all over the country have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Boot Camp for a Cause
Boot Camp For A Cause

Month of April beginning April 6  |  6:00pm  |  Wilson Park Fayetteville

All skill levels welcome! April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and in support of the CSC, Garage Fitness Personal Training is hosting Workouts in the Park every Wednesday night throughout the month of April. They are also graciously donating 75% of proceeds back to the Children's Safety Center.

Invite your friends to come join. Cost is $40 for the month and we will meet every Wednesday evening at 6:00pm at Wilson Park in Fayetteville. Drop-ins will be allowed for the month of April for $15 a session. Rush Running has donated gift cards to be put into a drawing for our attendees and for those who donate. Each time you refer a friend that signs up your name will also go in the drawing. You may email Heather Diebold at or stop by Rush Running Co. (1618 N College) in Fayetteville to pick up registration forms. These will also be available at the park.

Be sure to Like and Follow The Garage Personal Training on Facebook

Crawfish Boil
Crawfish Boil

June 4, 2016  |  1:00 - 6:00pm  |  Kingfish on Dickson

Join us and The Founders for their 6th annual Crawfish Boil benefiting the Children's Safety Center. Enjoy all the crawfish, shrimp, and gumbo you can eat while listening to live music on the Kingfish patio. You can also participate in the raffle for prizes or purchase an event tee shirt. Entry to this event is free but we are asking for donations if you choose to eat. All proceeds go directly back to the Children's Safety Center.

Dream Big Charity Gala
9th Annual Dream Big Charity Gala

July 23, 2016  |  7:00pm - 11:00pm  |  Fayetteville Town Center

This year’s 1920’s carnival theme is sure to impress! Guests will enjoy live music provided by NWA’s own Boom Kinetic, hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants, adult beverages, a balloon dart cigar pull and ring toss wine pull, and a short program about the Children’s Safety Center. Additionally, the event hosts a fabulous silent auction featuring mobile bidding software so you can bid directly from your smartphone.

Sponsorship opportunities, tables and tickets available now. For questions or event information, email CSC Development Director, Emily Rappe’ Fisher

Thank You Sponsors
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