Painting For Prevention

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Fostering Connections & Raising Awareness Through Creativity

Painting for Prevention, a program created by the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), gives individuals, families, and communities an avenue for demonstrating their commitment and unity around child abuse prevention efforts. Each year, a new statewide canvas design is released and hundreds of Painting for Prevention kits are distributed and shared across communities in Pennsylvania. Painting for Prevention projects strengthen communities and unite community members in the common goal to prevent child abuse and neglect. Additionally, they also serve as a symbol for awareness and hope to support children and families within and around our communities.

The blue ribbon is always featured in the canvas design of each Painting for Prevention project. The blue ribbon serves as a national symbol to remind us of the seriousness of child abuse and the need for prevention. The blue ribbon is also used as a personal reminder that we are all individually responsible for protecting the children in our lives. #ProtectPAKids!

Hosts & Sponsors

  • Early childhood programs
  • Universities
  • County offices
  • Community-based child abuse prevention agencies

These groups help spread the message that child abuse can be prevented in all PA communities year-round.

Program Highlights

  • Appropriate for all ages – from children to adults
  • Artwork spotlights the blue ribbon
  • Excellent creative outlet for at-risk groups
  • Painters can sign their names on the back of the canvases

Family support and intervention can be the difference between life and death for a child suffering from abuse or neglect. An eye-catching canvas reminds others of that message for years to come.

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