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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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 in the month of April.

Last year there were 4,439 reports of child abuse made in Sonoma County. Of those reports, 459 cases of child abuse were substantiated — over 1 child per day becoming a confirmed victim of abuse and neglect.

Our mission at the Child Parent Institute is to end child abuse and strengthen the health of children, parents, and families. We use April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, to advocate and bring awareness to the issues of child abuse in our community.

Below are different ways to show your support this April!



Join CPI this April

This year is unique in that we will exclusively host Child Abuse Prevention Month events and campaigns online to ensure the health and safety of our children and families. Together we can amplify our messaging through social media and our network of supporters.

We know you are passionate about the health of our children and community and we hope to see you virtually this April.

Create Awareness

Spread the word about child abuse prevention and show your support by using the Blue Ribbon tools below.