April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

PCA Cobb Child Abuse Prevention Month Feature 2023

Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to deepen our understanding of what helps families thrive. 2023's CAP Month theme is #BuildingTogether!

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2023


PCA Cobb Wear Blue Day 2023

Friday, March 31, is #WearBlueDay2023

Wear blue on Friday, March 31, to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP) strong.

Cobb Collaborative will have a social media feature for this date, so share your selfies in comments on our Facebook page. We also encourage everyone to share on your own social media outlets to promote CAP and further awareness and advocacy for child abuse prevention.

April 13, 10:00-11:30AM

Cobb Collaborative is presenting a virtual screening Resilience, a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. A discussion will be held after the screening. Click here for information and registration.

April 18, 2:00-3:30PM

Cobb Collaborative presents Virtual Mandated Reporter Training. Child serving professionals and volunteers may suspect child abuse or have a child disclose abuse to them through their work with children. However, barriers such as fear of reporting, the inability to recognize all forms of child maltreatment, and vague organizational policies may prevent professionals from making a report of child maltreatment. Click here for more information and registration.

April 24, 10:00AM-12:00PM 

Cobb Collaborative presents Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children training in-person at the Tillman House Resource Center in Smyrna. Stewards of Children® teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Click here for more information and registration. Please note that registration is limited to 30 attendees and a waitlist feature will be available should the event reach capacity.

Visit our Cobb Collaborative Events page for other training opportunities and Collaborative events.

2023 Child Abuse Prevention Month Resources

FREE Child Abuse Prevention Resources Kits

In support of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Cobb Collaborative, in our role as Prevent Child Abuse Cobb, is offering FREE awareness kits to local nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations or individuals seeking to join us in advocacy and outreach in preventing child abuse.

These kits will include items such as:

  • Informational flyers (English & Spanish)
  • Pinwheels
  • Lapel pins
  • Car magnets

For information, please email Cobb Collaborative Executive Director, Irene Barton.


Cobb Collaborative leads the Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (PCA Georgia) local council for Cobb County. Cobb Collaborative educates, engages, and empowers local people and organizations to improve outcomes for children and families in Cobb County. In this role as Prevent Child Abuse Cobb, the Collaborative will continue work within our programming to bolster child abuse and neglect prevention efforts and awareness in the community.