Child Abuse Prevention Month



National Child Abuse Prevention Month, recognized in April, brings awareness to the families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. 

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Placer’s Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center, a partnership between Placer County District Attorney’s Office and Health and Human Services, will be joining law enforcement, PCOE, First 5, local non-profits and more to educate the community on how to protect the children against abuse. 

Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families. Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center (MDIC), along with county partners, participate in this month to bring attention to the important resources throughout Placer County. Learn more

IMG_5981Child Abuse Prevention Month 2023

Placer County will participate in CAP month through social media and community awareness campaigns. The month provides an opportunity to bring awareness to key information such as child maltreatment data, while highlighting educational and organizational resources. 

  • Week 1 – Sexual Assault – grooming/teen dating violence 
  • Week 2 – Know the signs / How to report abuse
  • Week 3 – Internet Safety 
  • Week 4 – The lasting effects of child abuse 

Each week will provide new informational material and trainings -- stay tuned for more more information! 

***Be sure to follow the MDIC Facebook page for more information.***

MDIC's Child + Family Resource Fair

MDIC is joining with community partners to give Placer families a one-stop-shop for community resources on April 27. 

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#PassthePinwheel Campaign HONORING CHILD (1)

Every year, The Placer County District Attorney’s Office collaborates with Placer County MDIC, KidsFirst, Placer County Government’s Children’s System of Care, Placer County and County Counsel, and county partners to plant our pinwheel garden at the Historic Courthouse in Auburn.

Pinwheel gardens are used to help educate our community about the importance of supporting children and families to prevent child abuse.

The pinwheel represents childlike whimsy and lightheartedness for our vision of a world where all children can grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities.


Child Abuse Prevention Month - MDIC social  (5)
Child Abuse Prevention Month - MDIC social  (1)
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