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How can you get involved?

Pinwheels for Prevention® campaigns provide a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to take action. Discover how you can get involved by contacting the Prevent Child Abuse America state chapter near you. (Many state chapters can provide additional opportunities to share your time and talents—contact them to determine what volunteer opportunities exist in your community.) You can also buy pinwheels in bulk and other branded items from our partners at Halo Branded Solutions.

Activities to support the cause.

Show your support for our nation’s children and help get your children involved in the movement by making your own pinwheel display. The following activities are great ways to inspire involvement at your local school, community center, religious institution, or even just within your family.

For aspiring artists, here is a pinwheel coloring sheet. For future engineers, here are instructions on how to make your own pinwheel.

The month of April is Child Abuse Awareness month.

Pinwheel gardens represent our effort to focus on community activities that support families and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. Pinwheels are used to help educate communities about the importance of supporting children and families. Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright future all children deserve and our belief that getting it right early is less costly than trying to fix it later.

We invite you to join us in showing your support for the great childhoods all children deserve by planting a pinwheel garden in your community.

Colorado Child Abuse Hotline

The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, 1-844-CO-4-KIDS, became operational on Jan. 1, 2015. The hotline is designed to provide one, easy-to-remember toll-free phone number for individuals to use statewide to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

The hotline serves as a direct, immediate and efficient route to the counties, which are responsible for accepting and responding to child abuse and neglect inquiries and reports. All hotline calls will be routed to the county where a child resides.

The hotline system enables CDHS to capture critical information that it has not previously been able to track on a statewide basis, such as:

  • Number of calls received
  • Call volume
  • Call duration
  • Speed of answer
  • Wait time
  • Call transfers
  • Abandonment rate

This data is critical to ensuring that calls across the state are handled quickly and appropriately.

Counties will maintain their current practices of receiving reports of abuse and neglect, but to ensure proper routing, each county must have a dedicated line for child abuseand neglect reporting. Calls made directly to a county’s dedicated line will also be routed through the hotline system for data collection purposes. This process is automated and seamless and does not require putting a caller on hold or cause any delay in answering calls.

An ongoing statewide public awareness campaign engages all Coloradans in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and promotes the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline.

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