Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Hope Center for Children is partnering with S.C. Children's Trust to spread the word that child abuse is preventable. Every person can play a part in protecting children and making Spartanburg a healthier, happier place for children to thrive. Check out these prevention resources at S.C. Children's Trust, which is home to Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina.

The blue pinwheel represents healthy, happy childhoods. As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, join us in participating in Pinwheels for Prevention to promote the protective factors every family can adopt and every community can contribute to that help keep children safe and secure. If you would like to plant a pinwheel garden at your business, agency, place of worship, etc. to show your support and help spread awareness, please contact Susan Ledford at (864) 583-7688 ext. 132 or A limited number of pinwheels are available at no charge thanks to Spartanburg County First Steps.

Supportive family
environments and
community networks
protect children from
abuse and neglect.

Center for Disease Control, 2016


Get Involved

April 13, 2017

City of Spartanburg Pinwheel Garden
6:45 p.m., Morgan Square
A family-friendly event planting pinwheels to celebrate child abuse prevention. Held during Music on Main at Morgan Square. Music begins at 5:30, pinwheels at 6:45. 

April 20, 2017

Life in Limbo
6:30-8 p.m., Hope Center for Children
A simulation of the foster care system by Fostering Great Ideas. RSVP required.*

April 24, 2017

Protective Factor Training
6:30-8:30 p.m., Hope Center for Children
Learn how you can help prevent child abuse in our community in this two-hour training, presented in partnership with Childrenís Trust of South Carolina. RSVP required.*

April 30, 2017

Celebrate Childhood Sunday
6-7 p.m., Hope Center for Children
Resources for faith community organizations available at


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