April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month


Child Abuse Prevention Month Webinar Series

This webinar series will feature presenters discussing important topics related to the prevention of child abuse and neglect including: social needs, data, racial equity and what prevention looks like in California.

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Kids' Art Contest

We're inviting kids to participate in the Second Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Kids’ Art Contest. This is open to children and youth in the following categories: K-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th-8th and 9th-12th. This year’s theme for the art contest is “My Safe Place”. We would like to know about the space that is the most special and makes you feel happy and safe.

Entries will be due on April 23, 2021. Please see the instructions and submission form . Email entries and questions kidsday@dss.ca.gov

NOTE: Winners will be acknowledged by April 30, 2021 and receive a framed copy of his or her artwork.

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 See last year's winners and honorable mentions.


Downloadable Community Resources

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Kids’ Day at the Capitol

Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, OCAP and the Child Abuse Prevention Center will notbe hosting Kids’ Day at the Capitol in April 2021. We would like to thank all the agencies, organizations and vendors that have participated in past years and we hope to be able to bring back Kids’ Day at the Capitol in 2022.

Children's Memorial Flag Day