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Preventing Child Abuse

Shining a Light on Child Abuse Prevention


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Denver Human Services is working to shine a light on a topic too often left in the dark.

Helping families build positive, healthy relationships is a major part of the prevention of child abuse and it takes an entire educated community. Each year, we work with business, government and community partners to place blue Pinwheels for Prevention throughout Denver as a symbol of our community’s commitment to protecting our children. This year, you'll also notice many buildings around Denver lighted in blue to show their support for increased awareness about this important topic. 

Throughout April, we'll be offering free workshops, trainings and will be partnering for a number of community events. Please visit the tabs below to learn more about our work to Shine a Light on Child Abuse Prevention and how you can get involved.


Proven ways for parents to help kids grow and maintain strong families, include:


1. Be Strong in the Face of Stress

Resilience is managing stress and dealing with your life even when things get difficult.

2. Nurture Caring Friendships

Having a network of friends and family helps us feel secure, confident and empowered.

3. Grow Your Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

There is no perfect parent, but knowing what to expect does make the job easier.

4. Ask for Support When You Need It

Some problems are too big to solve alone. Knowing where to get help in the community can make it easier.

5. Help Your Child Manage Feelings and Relationships

Help children develop skills so they can manage their emotions and build healthy relationships with their peers and adults.

Métodos de eficiencia comprobada para que los padres ayuden a los niños a crecer y para mantener fuertes a las familias.


1. Sea fuerte ante el estrés

La capacidad de adaptación es manejar el estrés y enfrentar la vida incluso cuando las cosas se ponen difíciles.

2. Fomente buenas amistades

Tener una red de amigos y familiares nos ayuda a sentirnos seguros, tranquilos y nos da fuerzas.

3. Cultive su conocimiento sobre crianza y desarrollo infantil

No existe el padre perfecto, pero sabiendo qué esperar hace que el trabajo sea más fácil.

4. Pida apoyo cuando lo necesite

Algunos problemas son muy grandes para resolver solo. Saber dónde obtener ayuda en la comunidad puede hacer la vida más fácil.

5. Ayude a su niño a manejar sus sentimientos y relaciones

Ayude a los niños a desarrollar habilidades de modo que ellos puedan manejar sus emociones y construir relaciones saludables con sus compañeros y adultos.

Love and Logic classes will be offered every Tuesday night in April. Register here.

Denver Human Services brings the award winning Love and Logic classes to parents in Denver for free during Child Abuse Prevention Month! 

Never before in history have parents faced so many challenges!  That’s why the Love and Logic approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children birth to adulthood.

Love and Logic trainers specialize in solutions to challenges ranging from:

Toddler tantrums… to teen driving; Potty training… to their posts on Facebook; Refusing to eat peas….to refusing to do anything; Step-parenting, special needs and much, much more!

The “Love” in Love and Logic means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits.  This “Love” also means that we do so with sincere compassion and empathy.

The “Logic” in Love and Logic happens when we allow children to make decisions, make affordable mistakes and experience the natural or logical consequences.  When we balance this with sincere empathy, they develop the following logic:

The quality of my life depends on the quality of my choices.

With the loving yet powerful tools of Love and Logic, we can help our children learn to make good choices and experience happy lives while maintaining their love and respect.

Learn more at

Love and Logic classes will be offered every Tuesday night in April. Register here.

Clases gratis de Amor y Lógica ofrecidas cada martes en Abril.

Habrá cuidado de niños gratuito, Por favor llame al 720-944-6330 si tiene preguntas.

Para Registrarse.

Es obligatorio el registro y el espacio es limitado.


Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to help you and/or your organization learn the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for mental illnesses and addiction.

Register your organization or group for this free training:

April 16 session at Montbello Recreation Center

April 23 session at Ford-Warren Library

April 30 session at Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzalez Branch Library

As the saying goes, "it takes a village to raise a child," and protecting them is no different. Denver Human Services is partnering with community organizations throughout the Mile High City to bring positive, educational events to children families throughout April. See the fact sheet below for a list of Denver events in your communities that will be held in support of Child Abuse Prevention month:

Child Abuse Prevention Month Grant Partner Activities Fact Sheet

Nonprofits, businesses, government agencies and dozens of organizations throughout Colorado are partnering to raise awareness to Shine a Light on Child Abuse Prevention in observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. You can get involved by wearing blue every Wednesday during the month of April, planting a pinwheel garden, sharing these resources or attending an event. 

Download and print this information and share with parents and caretakers.

Please let us know if your organization would be interested in supporting April's Shining A Light On Child Abuse Prevention activities as we would love to list your support in our press releases, website, and other marking materials. If you are interested in showing your support through Pinwheels for Prevention please use the link below to request pinwheels for your location(s).

Sign Up Here To Request Pinwheels

Learn more about child abuse prevention and get ideas on how you can make a difference in a child or family's life by calling 1-800-Children (244-5373)