Get Involved!

Ready to do your part to make Lane County a safer and healthier place for kids? Visit the United Way of Lane County volunteer page to find out how you can get involved in the community.


The list of agencies and organizations that support the well-being of children in Lane County is long. Here you’ll find even more chances to get involved and make our community a better place.

Share this Post


How can you help support a parent? Download our Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit in English or Spanish for resources, information, and activities.

Public Service Announcements

Click below to hear our Child Abuse Prevention Month PSA in English or Spanish, and tune in to area radio stations in April to hear it on the air!

In English:

En Español:


When cities proclaim April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month, they help set priorities for local governments and signal to the public that elected officials are taking this problem seriously. Oregon Governor Kate Brown and U.S. President Donald Trump also issued proclamations for CAPM in 2017.

Mayor of Florence

Florence Proclamation PNG

Governor of Oregon

Governor proclamation


Newspaper Viewpoints

90by30 and its CAPM partners contributed guest viewpoints to local media outlets. They emphasized to the public the importance of prevention efforts and the part we can all play in supporting parents.

Protecting Our Children Is Everyone's Business

Parenting Now! for The Register-Guard
Healthy Families
April 4, 2016

Protecting Our Children Is Everyone's Busness

"It’s a safe assumption that people (parents or not) want the best for children . . . . "

Click Here to Read On!

History and Resources

Mapleton pinwheelsChild Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month has its roots in 1982, when Congress designated June 6–12 as the first National Child Abuse Prevention Week. The next year, President Reagan established April as the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Children’s Bureau’s National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, produced promotional materials like posters, bumper stickers, and buttons. For example, 1984’s theme was the blunt “Kids—You can’t beat ’em.” Print, radio, and television  PSA carried the message, “Take time out. Don’t take it out on your kid.” The Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse dates to 1989, when a grandmother in Virginia tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car to memorialize her grandson, who had died as a result of abuse, and spread the word to her community about the problem of child abuse. More information and a timeline of nationwide prevention efforts can be found at the Children’s Bureau website.

20150407_134356 23-18-19Pinwheels

The blue pinwheel is a symbol of the fun, carefree childhood that every child deserves. When you see a pinwheel, imagine a world free of abuse and neglect. The national organization Prevent Child Abuse America has used the whimsical pinwheel symbol since 2008 to epitomize its message: “All children deserve great childhoods because children are our future.” Visit the PCAA website for more information on the history of Pinwheels for Prevention. To order your own pinwheels from the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon and “grow” a garden of your own, click here.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 5.13.40 AMSocial Media Turns Blue

Look for CAPM posts on social media, follow 90by30 on Facebook, and post your own pictures of pinwheels and activities. Tag your posts with #pinwheelsforprevention!

blue_sunday_logoBlue Sunday

Though observed in many different ways and through a variety of activities and sermons across the country, the official Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention Initiative (Blue Sunday) is a nonprofit organization that aims to meet the needs the needs of abused children while raising awareness of abuse and the need for prevention among the faith community. The annual National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer for Abused Children is the last Sunday of April and began in 1994 with 20 churches. It has since expanded to include more than 7.4 million participants on 5 continents. Churches to take a moment during their service to pray for abused children and for those who help them. Churches can register with the national organization and find free resources like a downloadable flyer at

Pinwheel Gardens

Tour pinwheel gardens throughout Lane County.

Pinwheel Garden Locations

Cottage Grove Main Street
Relief Nursery
Walterville Elementary
Three Rivers Casino

Eugene Springfield Fire Stations (28th St. and 4765 Main St.)
Pearl Buck Center
Willamalane Bob Keefer Center

Parenting Now!
McKenzie High School
Willamette Valley Awards

CAPM Billboards 2016

Billboards throughout the county encouraged residents to get involved on a grand scale!

Artwork by North Lane Regional Leadership Team member Amber Peden adorned six billboards in the Eugene-Springfield area in April 2016.

Blue Weekend

Eat Blue, Breathe Blue, Sleep Blue  . . . make it a special weekend! Kids know we celebrate Halloween with pumpkins and Thanksgiving with turkey; let them know we celebrate the safety and happiness of kids their own age by going blue for three days.

Pinwheel Family Activities

Make your own “Pinwheel for Prevention” with your kids by following these directions from Prevent Child Abuse America.


Let the little ones break out the blue (or any other color!) crayons and go to town on this pinwheel coloring sheet


Blue Family Activities

Read Blue with some of these colorful titles!

Eat Blue with recipes that range from navy to cerulean.

  • Blueberry Pancakes

  • Blue Potato Mash with Garlic

  • Blue Velvet Cookies

  • Blue JELL-O Ice Cubes

  • Cookie Monster Rice Krispie Treats

  • Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Play Blue with these ideas for activities with kids.

  • Catch these pictures of 25 amazing blue animals!

  • Go on a blue scavenger hunt!

Blue Weekend

Click here to print off a Wear Blue flyer for your organization or group to encourage participation on April 28!

Blue Friday Double

Promote Blue Weekend by urging individuals, organizations, and faith communities to get involved. Click here to download a flyer.

Blue Weekend Double

Partnering Agencies

A special thank you to all the Lane County agencies supporting Child Abuse Prevention Month. Click on each logo to visit each organization’s website.


Contact Us

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

How Did You Hear About Us?