Nebraska Children houses Prevent Child Abuse Nebraska (PCAN), our state's chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA). PCA is a national organization dedicated to promoting the healthy development of children through state chapters, public awareness, and advocating for national changes in policy that promote a nationwide prevention network. They provide outreach materials, research, evidence-based prevention practices and training to help us and the statewide community councils maximize effectiveness in implementing prevention programs.
Pinwheels for Prevention
In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. What PCAA research showed, and what experiences since then have borne out, is that people respond to the pinwheel. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children. Prevent Child Abuse Nebraska promotes pinwheel gardens and other activities throughout the state for Child Abuse Awareness Month each April.