Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention

Our CANP committee and local collborative agencies, present prevention initiatives and events to help spread the word in your community, creating awareness that prevention is possible. We are a family of friends, professionals, volunteers, donors and parents who are preventing child abuse and neglect before it ever starts. the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. Working with our chapters, we provide leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. With the help of our state chapters and concerned individuals like you we’re valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide.

What We Did This Past Year:

The Success By 6 Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect committee had launched in April a new project called Pin Wheels For Prevention that is sponsored nationally by Prevent Child Abuse America. This project’s goal was to increase awareness about preventing child abuse as well as providing school districts and community with resources about what support and services in early care and education are available in Erie County. The Pin Wheels for Prevention Campaign has been very successful with participation both in the community and schools. The Success By 6 Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect committee had 10 schools and 4 early education centers that have participated.

During the month of April, we distributed pinwheels and educational materials as part of our promise to children. The pinwheels represent carefree, healthy, and happy childhoods- (the kind that every child deserves.) They remind us that we all have a role to play supporting families. The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Committee encourage individuals to seek out resources dedicated to prevent child abuse and neglect at the site for free downloadable materials (visit www.preventchildabuse.org).

Preventing child abuse means giving families the tools and support they need to nurture and guide their children. Let’s work together this April to bring people together in your community to raise awareness and resources that can make this happen.

  • Distribution of Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Resource Packets to area child care providers and partners
  • Worked to increase parent awareness of available resources in Erie County
  • Coordinated the first Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign in our region