April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Save the Date for Kids Day Postcard

Come one, come all! The Office of Child Abuse Prevention is proud to partner with the Child Abuse Prevention Center to host the 3rd annual Kids' Day at the Capitol event being held on April 23, 2020. Please join us in this FREE, fun-filled, family event.


Kids' Art Contest

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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 Hero”. We would like to know what a "Hero" means to you. Entries will be due on March 22, 2020.

Email kidsday@dss.ca.gov to get instructions and submission form. 

NOTE: Winners will be acknowledged at Kids' Day at the Capitol 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

Thank you for helping raise awareness in your community. You are welcome to use these free materials to promote child abuse and neglect prevention.