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Strengthening Families Month 2024

April is Strengthening Families Month. Join us to promote the safety and well-being of Montana's kids and the value of child abuse prevention. Programs throughout Montana are hosting activities to help strengthen families during the month of April. 

Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page if your organization would like to request free promotional materials to support Strengthening Families Month activities.

  • Add your organization's events to the  statewide calendar
  • Follow Montana Children's Trust Fund on  Facebook and   Instagram
  • Use the hashtags on social media: #GoBlue #StrongFamilies #SafeKids #GrowingBetterTogether #CAPM.
  • Encourage your local government to proclaim April as Strengthening Families Month. See our sample proclamation for suggested wording.
  • Go Blue all month long!  Show your support of Montana families and prevention efforts by wearing blue throughout April! Share your selfies on   Facebook and  Instagram using #GoBlue #StrongFamilies #SafeKids #GrowingBetterTogether #CAPM.  
  • Nominate a champion of Montana's children and families for a Montana Children's Trust Fund Award by March 11th. Fill out the  nomination form  and send to  Josh Kendrick
  • Color Pinwheels or  Make Pinwheels: Organize a scavenger hunt by encouraging the community to put them in their windows and encouraging families to find them.
  • Attend the Montana Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect Conference on April 9-11 in Helena. Registration is open.
  • Encourage your church to participate in  Blue Sunday  on April 28, 2024. Activities may include:
    • Include Blue Sunday in your service with a theme of strengthening families to honor victims of child abuse and neglect and those who protect them. 
    • Take up a collection for CTF to help strengthen families across Montana. 
    • Color Pinwheels or  Make Pinwheels: Display them at your church or throughout your community.
    • Post a calendar of family-friendly activities available in your community.
    • Host a family fun night.
    • Train staff and volunteers how to prevent, recognize, and report child abuse and neglect. Contact us for information regarding trainers in your community.
    • Register with  CarePortal to connect children and families in your community to their needs.
  • Visit the  National Child Abuse Prevention Month website to find useful resources:
    • 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide  - learn how to strengthen families using the Protective Factors
    • Help raise public awareness about child abuse prevention and child well-being in your community. Spread the word, create interest, and urge those in your network to get involved! These  outreach tools can support your outreach and social media.

Promotional Materials Request Form:

Note:   By submitting a request, you agree to share your event and/or Go Blue photos with the MT Children's Trust Fund, as well as post them on Facebook and/or Instagram using #GoBlue #StrongFamilies #SafeKids #GrowingBetterTogether and tagging MT Children's Trust Fund @mtchildrenstrust. If you receive pinwheels, you also agree to post signage stating the pinwheels are sponsored by MT Children's Trust Fund and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MT.

Strengthening Families Month 2024 activities sponsored by:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana