Child Abuse Prevention Month is a nationwide initiative that challenges our community to examine the impact of child abuse and what we can do to prevent it. Help the CAN Council further their impact on our community in April by getting involved:

  • Keep up with CAN Council’s Facebook Page during the month of April for child abuse prevention content, fun family activities, and other opportunities to engage and raise awareness.
  • Host a fundraiser for CAN Council’s child abuse prevention efforts at your school, church, civic group, place of work, or on your Facebook profile. If you’d like some assistance in coming up with some fundraising ideas, we can help – just contact Olivia at
  • Make a pinwheel at home with this fun tutorial by Thor from Saginaw Art Museum and his daughters, and “plant” it in your yard!

  • Attend our Stewards of Children: Mini presentation on Tuesday, April 27th. Stewards of Children: Mini is a 20-minute condensed version of CAN’s Stewards of Children prevention training, with a focus on the 5 Steps to Protecting Children. This event is free, and open to the public!
  • Calling all Dads! April 19th we’re hosting a discussion open to all dads, called Dads Talk Fatherhood. Join us for a group discussion about the challenges fathers face with parenting in today’s world. Centering the conversation around the uniquely-American issue of fatherlessness, we will discuss how we as fathers can be more attentive in our child’s lives at different stages and how we can overcome issues we face at home and in public.
  • Plant Your Virtual Pinwheel Garden: Pinwheels symbolize the full and happy life that every child deserves, we “plant” them to raise awareness of both child abuse and our prevention efforts. Change your Facebook Cover Photo to the below image to “plant” a virtual pinwheel garden on your Facebook profile: