Child Welfare, Prevention & Support Services

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April: National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with images of pinwheels

This Child Abuse Prevention Month, we warmly invite you to join us in fostering a safer environment for children and families in Wake County. Throughout April, we'll host a series of events to promote community engagement and awareness.

Your participation in these events is crucial in positively impacting our community.

We look forward to having you join us!

Pinwheel Planting Ceremonies

  • Swinburne Building
    220 Swinburne St., Raleigh
    April 3, noon
  • Health & Human Services Center Somerset
    4401 Bland Road, Raleigh
    April 15, noon
  • Northern Regional Center
    350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest
    April 4, 10 a.m.
  • Western Health & Human Services Center
    111 James Jackson Ave. #219, Cary
    April 4, 11:30 a.m.
  • Departure Health & Human Services Center
    5809 Departure Drive, Raleigh
    April 17, noon
  • Sunnybrook Building
    10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh
    April 11, noon
  • Eastern Regional Center
    1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon
    April 11, 2:30 p.m.
  • Southern Regional Center
    130 N Judd Parkway NE, Fuquay-Varina
    April 12, noon
  • Wake House Visitation Center
    2024 Noble Road, Raleigh
    April 12, noon
  • Agricultural Services Building
    4001 Carya Drive, Raleigh
    April 17, 5 p.m.

Swinburne Building Free Events

More ways to get involved

April 5: Wear Blue Day

Wear blue to visibly show your commitment to preventing child abuse and share on social with the hashtag #GoBlueforWake.


Step Out Against Child Abuse Walk

Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m.

Grab your family and friends to help us close out Child Abuse Prevention Month with a one-mile walk around one of Wake County’s many parks and preserves. We'll also be celebrating the Year of the Trail and sharing the Five Protective Factors to create a culture of awareness and support.

Parks participating:

About Child Welfare, Prevention & Support Services

Wake County Child Welfare provides services and support to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in our community.

Learn more about these services below.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services provides ongoing support, resources, service coordination and group/community education for families. Committed to a family-centered service model, Family Support Services works with families to help with skill development, decision making and problem solving. The program serves individuals and groups in a timely, flexible and creative manner.

More information about Family Support Services

Father Engagement Services

The Father Engagement Services program provides prevention, intervention and advocacy for fathers working toward reunification and/or family preservation. Services address family stability, safety, co-parenting and self-sufficiency so that families continue to grow and develop.

More information about Father Engagement

Parent Education Services

The Parent Education Services program works to create safe and stable homes by strengthening families, promoting healthy child development and reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

More information about Parent Education Services